The NZ Transport Agency says there’s been overwhelming support from the public for SeaPath, a proposed walking and cycling path between Takapuna and Northcote Point on Auckland’s North Shore.
SeaPath is a proposed 3km separated path largely on the western side of the Northern motorway. It will provide safe and direct connections to local communities, destinations and walking and cycling routes.
More than 2,500 feedback forms were received and approximately 108 people came to information sessions during a recent consultation process with the community.
All of the feedback and suggestions are now being analysed and a summary, along with the next steps, will be released later in the year.
Some of the key themes so far include:
The NZ Transport Agency’s State Highways Manager, Brett Gliddon says the responses will help refine the future design.
'We’re very pleased with the amount of interest there has been on the proposed walking and cycling path, which will be an important link in Auckland’s wider walking and cycling network.'
'Getting more people on their bikes is a key priority for the Government through the NZ Transport Agency, to create more predictable journeys for all travellers as well as connecting people with a greater range of employment, education and social opportunities.'
'There’s a lot more work to be done and the feedback we now have will help us understand what areas need further investigation.'
The next steps for the project will be to review the feedback in detail and undertake further investigations on the alignment, working towards confirming the route and detailed design.