Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


New boardwalk adds to green network cycleway

New boardwalk adds to green network cycleway

North Shore City Council is set to start construction of a new coastal boardwalk in Takapuna as part of its planned 'green network' cycleway that will eventually link Devonport and Bayswater with Takapuna and beyond.

The project will see a 2.5 metre-wide boardwalk built through regenerating native bush and mangroves in Northboro Park, replacing an existing boardwalk. New footpaths will also be built linking the boardwalk to Francis Street, opening the area to cyclists and those with limited mobility.

The chairperson of the council's community services and parks committee, Margaret Miles, says the boardwalk is a key link in the planned 'Green Cycle Route' project. "Ultimately we hope to see a network of cycle ways across the length and breadth of our city," she says.

"By offering these alternative routes through parks and reserves and along quiet roads away from heavily used arterial routes, we hope to create more pleasant conditions for cyclists and pedestrians and encourage more people to use alternative means of transport around our city."

Councillor Miles says the route was already used by cyclists undeterred by steep gradients, steps and the existing narrow boardwalk. "We are removing steps, improving the gradient and widening the boardwalk, making it safer and easier for cyclists and pedestrians to use.

The boardwalk will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists during construction, and regular users are advised to instead take an alternative route from Northboro Park to Northboro Rd.

As a bonus the new boardwalk will also offer views across the water towards the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Further improvements planned for later this year include signage indicating the recommended cycle route and improvements to footpaths to better accommodate cyclists and pedestrians.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news