Bridge walkway hopes
Campaigners for a cycle and walkway across the harbour bridge are pinning hopes on a new feasibility study.
A multi-agency report into possible pedestrian and cycle routes across the harbour is expected by the end of the month.
Get Across campaign organiser Bevan Woodward says he’s hopeful.
“I’ve got a good feeling these guys are going to make it happen.”
More than 5000 people have registered their support for a walking and cycle route across the Waitemata harbour.
The group are pushing for the project to be included as part of bridge strengthening work under way now.
A two-and-a-half year programme to toughen the clip-on lanes began on August 3.
The $45 million project involves welding and bolting 760 tonnes of steel to the clip-ons.
The New Zealand Transport Agency, formerly Transit, says the work includes provision for a cycle and walkway.
Harbour bridge northbound clip-on lanes and the Curran St on-ramp will be closed from 9pm to early morning between Saturday and Thursday.
Register support on www.getacross.org.nz.