Shared Path progress in Pt Chevalier, Waterview, Mt Albert and Owairaka
Shared paths are progressing across the Central Isthmus with several new paths being built as part of the SH20 Waterview Connection project. By 2017, it is expected that safer walking and cycling between Pt Chevalier and Owairaka will be achieved.
Three large sections are being funded by NZTA as part of the SH20 Waterview Connection Consent Conditions. Margi Watson from the Albert-Eden Local Board says that “while NZTA were required to provide $8M towards the Waterview-Owairaka section, it was great that Auckland Transport committed to funding the remainder of that section. It means that communities around the motorway project will benefit from greener, more sustainable transport choices. For the first time, these communities have real transport options.”
Eric Armishaw Park (Pt Chevalier) to Waterview section is under construction and will be complete by mid-2016. The Waterview- Owairaka path was consented in late 2015 and design work is nearly complete, enabling work is underway and it will be open by 2017. The Alan Wood Reserve (Owairaka) section is partially complete.