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New bridge for north-western cycleway

New bridge for north-western cycleway

The wheels are in motion for a purpose built pedestrian and cycle bridge over Great North Road.

The bridge will provide the safest possible link between Unitec and the popular north-western cycleway. A new path through Unitec will also create direct access from Carrington Road to the bridge for students travelling by foot or bicycle.

Auckland City Council’s Transport Committee has just agreed to proceed with tendering the contracts for both developments in order to complete the north-western cycleway – a route which stretches from Central Auckland to the Rosebank Peninsular and then into Waitakere City. The route is approximately nine kilometres in length and follows the general alignment of the Northwestern motorway.

The route improves cycling safety and access along the western transport corridor, including Unitec, Point Chevalier Shopping Centre, Pasadena Intermediate School, Newton Central School, Western Springs College, Auckland Zoo, MOTAT, Western Springs Park and Western Springs Stadium.

The cycle route also gives Auckland City’s western suburbs a link to the edge of the central business district, avoiding busy roads such as Great North Road.

The majority of the cycleway is off road making it a direct and pleasant route that can be used by cyclists for commuting or recreation purposes.

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