Improvements to a 1.4km section of the Henderson Creek Shared Path are set to continue following the recent completion of the walkway upgrade at Toi / Coletta Esplanade.
Henderson-Massey Local Board has agreed funding to widen the shared path between Central Park Drive and Tui Glen Reserve to three metres, while lighting will also be installed to improve the user experience on the path.
In all, 1.4 km of the shared path will be upgraded as part of the programme, which connects the popular Tui Glen Reserve and playground with the Central Park Drive thoroughfare.
The project is set to begin in September 2022 and be complete by June 2024 at the latest, but earlier depending on the availability of materials.
Funding for lighting on a stretch of the path network between Central Park Drive and the North-Western cycleway has also been approved.
Vanessa Neeson, Henderson-Massey Local Board Chair is pleased with the steady progress to upgrade the existing shared path network.
“The Henderson Creek Shared Path is an important connection for walkers and cyclists in the area. It provides a safe, convenient route away from road traffic that allows users to enjoy the quietness of Henderson Creek and connect with Tui Glen, West Wave and Henderson Town Centre without needing to use the car.
“Providing lighting and extending the width of the path along the route will be most welcome for current users, and encourage more people to utilise it.”
The board also approved funding for new bike racks at Te Atatu South Community Centre, and a connection to the footpath at the corner of Landmark Drive and Dancia Esplanade in Te Atatu Peninsula is also part of the programme of works.
“These additional pieces of work, while small, will also be positive steps forward. Both projects address issues in the area and will be beneficial when complete,” she says.
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