Breadcrumb navigation

#LightpathAKL hits 100k mark

Published: 30 March 2016

Tweet this quote Share Share this

More than 100,000 cycle journeys have now been made on #LightpathAKL.

More than 100,000 cycle journeys have now been made over Te Ara I Whiti – Auckland’s Lightpath – since its opening in December.

Mt Eden man Nathan Spoonly made the 100,000th journey across the popular new cycleway on the morning of 30 March.

Five-fold increase in cyclists on Nelson Street

Aucklanders have made an average of 848 cycle journeys a day across the Lightpath.

This has led to a five-fold increase in people cycling on Nelson Street during the week.

More than 1000 cycle journeys a day

The Lightpath was a popular attraction over the Easter break, with an average of more than 1000 cycling journeys each day.

“Seeing these big numbers at the weekends and public holidays tells us that the Lightpath is well-used by Aucklanders for leisure and recreation as well as for commuting,” says Kathryn King, Auckland Transport’s Cycling and Walking Manager.

“It confirms what all the research says: if you make a city more bike-friendly, more people will cycle and they will cycle more often."


Opinion: The rise of the Super Cycleway

Auckland is undergoing a cycling revolution. The original ‘Auckland: city of cars’ vibe is now transforming into a city with separated bike lanes, shared streets, pedestrian crossings and human-scaled buildings which now feels like a ‘city for people’.

Video: Another look at Auckland's new Lightpath

Here's another look at how an unused motorway offramp was transformed into a magical – and magenta – celebration of cycling.

Video: Nelson Street cycleway almost ready

Watch an animated video of the Nelson Street cycleway in action.

City cycleway to improve travel choice

The final design for the Quay St Cycleway has been announced on 17 February, with the cycleway opening in late May.

Waitakere BMX Club Open Day

Try BMX for free on Saturday 28 September.

Lightpath riding high, with cycle journeys on the increase

Nelson Street’s new pink Lightpath, Te Ara I Whiti, is now the second most popular cycle route in Auckland, with thousands of keen cyclists and pedestrians making use of the path over the summer break.