Auckland Transport (AT) is designing a cycling and walking path that will connect Waterview and Mt Albert. The shared path is being built by the Well-Connected Alliance as part of the NZ Transport Agency's Waterview Connection Project.
Waterview Shared Path is around 2.5km long. From Alan Wood reserve off New North Road, it follows the route of Oakley Creek to connect with Great North Road. It will have different access points along the way. Three new bridges will be built along the route.
The path will add to Auckland’s growing cycling and walking network, connecting with other cycleways.
The shared path was started in March 2016 and will be finished later in 2017.
- The path will be around 3.5 metres wide and made of concrete.
- It will be easy to use with no steep slopes.
- It will be well lit.
- It will go around the edge of parks
- Traffic lights at nearby intersections will give cyclists and pedestrians a safe place to cross the road
Three bridges will be built along the route. The two bridges at the Waterview and Mt Albert ends of the route cross Oakley Creek and the western rail line to connect communities to the path.
Planning and construction
The Waterview Shared Path will provide local connections for communities. Auckland Transport (AT) has talked to local residents to get ideas for the location and design of the path.
The Well-Connected Alliance who have built the Waterview Connection tunnel and Great North Road Interchange are also building this shared path.