Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency are asking for feedback on a preferred route for the next stage of the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path, which is designed to improve links to local communities and public transport for the eastern suburbs.
The preferred route for section four starts at Ōrākei Basin near Ōrākei Bay Village and follows the eastern edge of Hobson Bay, joining Ngapipi Road just south of the boat sheds.
A safe connection to the Tāmaki Drive Cycle Route is provided at the Ngapipi Road intersection, which is having traffic lights installed.
Important link in Auckland's cycling network
Ōrākei Local Boar Chair Colin Davies says, "Section four of the shared path is another important link in the walking and cycling network. This route provides those using it with an attractive setting and a safe link to Tāmaki Drive at the Tāmaki Drive/Ngapipi Road intersection.”
“The consultation period is a good opportunity for people to give feedback on the route and design of the section."
Proposal to widen bridge
During the consultation, AT will also be asking for feedback about a proposal to widen Ngapipi Bridge. This involves installing 2.5m wide 'clip ons' on both sides of the bridge to provide new footpaths, and converting the existing footpaths into cycleways. The existing footpath on the northern (sea) side of the bridge would become a separated two-way cycleway, while the southern side would become a one-way cycling route.
Drop-in feedback sessions
The project team will be at the following locations with brochures and feedback forms and to provide more details:
- Wednesday 20 September, 7am to 10am at Lilliputt Mini Golf car park, 3 Tāmaki Drive, Parnell
- Saturday 23 September, 8am to 11am, Ōrākei Bay Village, 228 Ōrākei Road, Remuera