Northwest cycleway’s perfect score
The Northwestern cycleway is the big brother of Auckland’s cycleways.
The 13 kilometre, three metre wide mostly off road cycleway sets a high standard in design, quality and functionality.
The cycleway follows the northwestern motorway, running from Lincoln Rd in Henderson to Upper Queen St in the central city.
I rate the cycleway 10/10 and highly recommend it.
The cycleway has a gentle slope, is easily manageable, and links with the Nelson St cycleway and the Grafton Gully cycleway, creating a direct route from West Auckland into Auckland central.
Along the route there is bike access to Henderson Creek, Point Chevalier Shopping Centre, Unitec, Pasadena Intermediate School, Newton Central School, Western Springs College, Auckland Zoo, Motat, Western Springs Park and Western Springs Stadium.
There are panoramic views encompassing the Waitemata Harbour, North Shore, Point Chevalier Peninsula, the Motu Manawa Reserve along with views into the central business district as you approach the city centre.
Stop and look through the tangle of the Waterview interchange and down into the junction, as streams of traffic navigate along the laneways below.
Stuff reporter Mary Fitzgerald says the Northwestern cycleway set the standard for all Auckland cycleways.