On the 18th March the NZ Transport Agency released a media statement seeking community feedback on proposed walking and cycling route on Auckland’s North Shore between Esmonde Road in Takapuna and Northcote Point. The proposed walking and cycling route, SeaPath, would be a 3km separated path providing safe and direct connections to local communities, destinations and walking and cycling routes on the North Shore. The Seapath stems from a concept Reset initiated in 2013 and had endorsed by Auckland Councils Transport Committee. Since 2014 Reset have been working with the NZTA on site analysis and concept options. Over 2500 submissions were received during the feedback period.
“This proposed pathway is a key piece in Auckland’s wider walking and cycling network and getting more people cycling is a key priority for the Government and the NZ Transport Agency”
“Getting more people on their bikes will make for more predictable journeys for all travellers as well as connect people with a greater range of employment, education and social opportunities.”
“Working together with Auckland Transport, the Kaipatiki Local Board and other walking and cycling interest groups means we can connect up with other routes in the area, including complementing the proposed SkyPath facility.” Transport Agency’s Auckland Director, Ernst Zöllner.