A new shared path from Great North Road to West End Road was officially opened on 2 June.
The Grey Lynn Greenway route runs through Cox’s Bay Reserve, Hakanoa Reserve and Grey Lynn Reserve, where the path has been widened. The on-road sections of the route include traffic-calming measures, better crossing opportunities and a roundabout.
Check out the Greenways route on the Auckland Transport website.
Mayor Phil Goff says, “This route came about because of the vision of local people to link up green spaces with safe walking and cycling connections. The route is great for the community, improves safety and creates real transport choice for people in the area.”
Connections to other routes
Waitematā Local Board Chair Pippa Coom says, “We’re really excited to see our first greenway open. The route provides a great link through our parks and will connect to the new Richmond Road and Great North Road cycleways due to be completed by 2018. It will connect to future cycleways at West End Road, Williamson Avenue and Bond Street.”
$200 million cycle programme
Auckland Transport is working with project partners Auckland Council and the government through the NZ Transport Agency and the Urban Cycleways Programme on a $200 million programme of cycle improvements from 2015 to 2018.
The Grey Lynn Greenway project cost around $1.5 million dollars, which came from local board funding, Auckland Transport and the New Zealand Transport Agency.