Cycleway officially open
A new $4.9 million cycling and walking route has opened connecting Mt Roskill with the Manukau Harbour - the latest step in Auckland’s drive to get more people on bikes.
The Mt Roskill Safe Route, which was opened on Wednesday by Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Mayor Phil Goff, will make it easier to walk and cycle through the area and is part of a route that will ultimately connect Auckland’s two harbours.
The route runs from War Memorial Park, through Keith Hay Park, to Waikowhai Park on the shores of the Manukau Harbour. It includes paths for people to walk or cycle on, crossings with signals and speed bumps to slow road traffic.
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says safe walking and cycling paths provides people of all ages greater travel options.’’This project will be transformative for the Mt Roskill community by improving access to the harbour and opening up some stunning greenways in Auckland’s isthmus,’’ Goff says.
Goff says the growing cycle network is a key component to improving Auckland’s transport network. The route is part of a growing network of cycleways throughout Auckland. It connects with the shared path that runs along State Highway 20 to large commercial areas in Onehunga and the airport.