The pump track, a free-to-use racetrack for kids that tours Auckland, has been installed in Pukekohe.
A popular way for people of all ages to ride bikes, scooters and skateboards, it has been built in Hall Street in the town centre.
A hit wherever it has been, wait times to host the track are now over a year, Eke Panuku Development Auckland’s Pukekohe programme director Richard Davison says.
“We know Pukekohe has had a bumpy year, so we hope people can enjoy this and have some fun.”
Board Chair Andy Baker expects the track to be well-used.
“We’re excited to be part of bringing the track to town, because it will give people something new for summer and bring more people into the business area.”
He says the Hall Street site is ideal, with other parking available to businesses in the area, since it is a small carpark and has already been earmarked for sale in the future.
“Bringing it to Hall Street as a trial is an awesome opportunity in more ways than one. Providing it will allow us to see how popular it is, because we have had plenty of people from all over Franklin telling us we need a track.”
The track is free, but riders should wear helmets and follow COVID-19 rules. Those who normally use the carpark should allow more time to find an alternative, though the access behind the carpark via the laneway remains open.
Get more information at panuku.co.nz/pumptrack