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#LightpathAKL hits 100k mark

Published: 30 March 2016

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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."

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