Lightpath riding high, with cycle journeys on the increase

Last Updated : 09 Feb 2016
Lightpath riding high
Joyce Jiao (in red), Miro Wang and daughter Abby take to the Lightpath for a family outing.

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.

Miro Wang and his family are among many Aucklanders who have used Te Ara I Whiti. “We went from Victoria Park and did a loop around the city. It’s a fantastic idea and really special for the kids.”

Mr Wang has recently purchased bikes for his family. “We want to use them to go to the beaches and parks in Auckland. It’s a fantastic family activity,” he says.

More people cycling on Lightpath 

Auckland Transport’s Cycling and Walking Manager, Kathryn King, says the number of people cycling on the Lightpath is increasing.

“On average, there were 936 cycle journeys a day on the Lightpath since it opened (as at 17 January),” she says. “There’s been a real buzz about it.”

On your bike

The shared walking and cycling path starts at Canada Street behind Karangahape Road, connects with old Nelson Street off-ramp via a bridge and continues as a cycleway down Nelson Street to Victoria Street as a two-way cycleway.

Later this year the cycleway will be completed and will connect with the waterfront at Quay Street.

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