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Youth call on Council to pass Skypath - Generation Zero

Wednesday 17 December 2013

Youth call on Council to pass Skypath - Generation Zero

Youth organisation, Generation Zero, is calling on Auckland Councillors to support the partial underwrite of $28 million for the transformational SkyPath project, at the meeting of the Governing Body Committee on the 19th of December.

Generation Zero Auckland Director Dr Sudhvir Singh, explains that the “SkyPath is a transformational project that will enable walking and cycling over the Harbour Bridge.”

Skypath is a suspended pathway for pedestrians and cyclist hung below the eastern clip-on connecting the North Shore at Northcote with the Central City at Westhaven. Funding of $28 million has been offered by private investors, and a small toll per trip will cover the remaining cost.

The group believes that Skypath will play an important role providing Aucklanders with more transport choices. “SkyPath will offer a critical link in the city wide cycling network providing Aucklanders with greater transport choices” says Dr Singh.

Dr Singh; “SkyPath will also help Auckland to achieve our ambitions for reducing congestion and reducing carbon pollution by giving people more transport choices and taking cars off the road.”

“On the 19th, Councillors will have an opportunity to vote for a key component of the Auckland Cycling Network and we urge them to invest in the future of cycling for all Aucklanders” says Dr Singh.

Generation Zero will be launching a campaign entitled Pass the Path on Wednesday to urge Councillors to vote to pass the partial underwrite on Skypath.

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