Sum­mit of One Tree Hill soon to be ve­hi­cle-free

Walking New Zealand - - Walk Talk -

Work to pedes­tri­anise the sum­mit and the sum­mit road of Maun­gakiekie / One Tree Hill is set to be­gin. From Mon­day 26 March work will start on re­con­fig­ur­ing the sum­mit road en­trance off Olive Grove and in­stalling a new au­to­mated gate. The work will take around four to six weeks to com­plete. Safe ac­cess for ve­hi­cles, pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists will be main­tained through­out this pe­riod. Once con­struc­tion is com­plete, the sum­mit road will per­ma­nently close to all mo­tor ve­hi­cles in­clud­ing mo­tor­bikes and scoot­ers. The ex­cep­tion will be con­tin­ued ve­hi­cle ac­cess for peo­ple who have limited mo­bil­ity and can­not walk to the sum­mit; they or their driv­ers can phone the Auck­land Coun­cil Call Cen­tre to ob­tain an ac­cess code for the gate. For those who can walk, park­ing is avail­able near the sum­mit road en­trance. Ac­cess through to Corn­wall Park will re­main un­changed. Paul Ma­jurey, Chair of the Tūpuna Maunga Author­ity says the change recog­nises the maunga as sites of im­mense cul­tural and his­tor­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance.

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