Walking New Zealand

Active transport key part of Hamilton’s newest suburb

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Hamiltonia­ns living within the new Peacocke neighbourh­ood will be able to walk, bike and scoot more easily as the transport network is being designed to encourage active transport choices.

Last month Hamilton City Council’s Strategic Growth Committee approved an investigat­ion into the next stage of the Peacocke transport network which includes the design for the east-west arterial road (Whatukooru­ru Drive) and the likely creation of a new shared walking and cycling pathway using two bridges on top of wastewater pipelines across gullies.

The full scope of the new work will include two kilometres of off-road paths, two gully crossing bridges with connection to existing shared paths in Sandford Park and beyond. Path users will be able to enjoy the protected gully areas safely, without impacting the native fauna or environmen­t.

 ?? ?? Above: Conceptual visualisat­ion of a shared path for pedestrian­s and cyclists on top of gully bridge crossing as part of the wastewater pipe network in Peacocke. Photo by Hamilton City Council.
Above: Conceptual visualisat­ion of a shared path for pedestrian­s and cyclists on top of gully bridge crossing as part of the wastewater pipe network in Peacocke. Photo by Hamilton City Council.

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