The final stage of the Waterview Shared Path, one of Auckland’s biggest shared paths, is officially open.
The Waterview Shared Path offers more than 3km of walking and cycling paths, including three bridges, two boardwalks, new connections to local footpaths and roads, and links through parks along Te Auaunga / Oakley Creek.
The government, through the NZ Transport Agency, together with Auckland Transport, Albert-Eden Local Board and Auckland Council, has contributed funding for the project, which was delivered by the Well-Connected Alliance as part of the Waterview Connection.
A significant milestone
Auckland Transport’s Walking and Cycling and Safety Manager, Kathryn King, says the project completion is a significant milestone.
“One of the exciting parts of the Waterview Connection project was this opportunity to create a beautiful shared path between the Northwestern Cycleway and the Southwestern Shared Path in Alan Wood Reserve," she says.
“It's a really important link in our walking and cycling infrastructure, and now people can travel from Mt Albert to the city centre and beyond."
“It’s exciting to be opening this part of our network coming into summer. Having these new connections in place means that people can start to make journeys around Auckland to their favourite destinations, and by early 2019 this route will extend to New Lynn.”
Community connections in Albert-Eden
Albert-Eden Local Board member and Waterview resident Margi Watson say, "The project demonstrates what passionate communities can achieve when they work together."
“The community worked for 10 years to make the shared path a reality and I admire and congratulate them for what they have achieved.”
“It provides access to open spaces like the new Phyllis Reserve sports fields, and will be enjoyed by everyone who walks and rides for work, play, school, fitness and leisure.”
Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore welcomed the completion, saying: “The Waterview Connection has been a significant transport project for the wider Auckland community. It is great that this project also has a really beneficial local outcome from the shared path.”
Check out the interactive map showing points of interest along the Waterview Shared Path.
For more information about the shared path visit the Auckland Transport website.