The proposed walking and cycling route, currently known as SeaPath, would
be a 3km separated path providing safe and direct connections to local
communities, destinations and walking and cycling routes on the North
“This proposed pathway is a key piece in Auckland’s wider walking and cycling
network and getting more people cycling is a key priority for the
Government and the NZ Transport Agency” says the Transport Agency’s
Auckland Director, Ernst Zöllner.
“Getting more people on their bikes will make for more predictable journeys for
all travellers as well as connect people with a greater range of
employment, education and social opportunities.”
“Working together with Auckland Transport, the Kaipatiki Local Board and other
walking and cycling interest groups means we can connect up with other
routes in the area, including complementing the proposed SkyPath
Following early investigations and feedback from key stakeholders, the
Transport Agency believes the proposed route largely on the western
side of the Northern motorway between Northcote Point and Esmonde Road,
provides opportunities for good connectivity and less ecological impacts
than other options considered.
“The community’s feedback will help us to understand the level of support for
this proposed route along with any concerns or considerations which will
be helpful during this initial planning stage”, says Mr Zöllner.
An overview of the proposed route along with a feedback form is available
on the Transport Agency’s website at: www.nzta.govt.nz/seapath
Community feedback is welcome through the online form, or by visiting the
project team at one of the drop-in sessions hosted at Onepoto Primary
School, 17 Fraser Avenue, Northcote:
The opportunity to give feedback is open until
Friday 29 April 2016.
- 6-8pm, Thursday 31 March
- 10.30am – 12.30pm, Saturday 2nd
- 6-8pm, Wednesday 6 April
This feedback will be combined with other key stakeholder, technical and environmental analysis to inform the next stage of design.
The Transport Agency is currently investigating options with key stakeholders for re-naming SeaPath to potentially acknowledge and reflect the significant cultural and ecological features in the area.
Please feedback on this proposal.