Mount Roskill Safe Routes is a cycle and walking route that connects Mount Roskill with the Manukau Harbour at Waikowhai.
Project status: Completed
Project zone: Central
Mount Roskill Safe Routes runs from War Memorial Park, through Keith Hay Park, to Waikowhai Park. The project created widened footpaths for shared use by people on foot or bike, along with new push-button and zebra crossings and traffic calming measures such as speed tables.
The new paths make it easy for the community to access local open spaces. Children can use the paths to walk or cycle to schools in the area.
The project has added to Auckland’s growing network of walking and cycle routes and will enable people to travel easily on foot or by bike around their local community. The route connects with a similar network of shared paths that run parallel to Dominion Road and with the cycleway along SH20.
See a map of the Mt Roskill Safe Routes (PDF 202KB)
- Improves road safety by providing a walking and cycling route through a low-traffic-volume, low-speed environment.
- Supports a greenway network initiative by the Puketāpapa Local Board, which aims to encourage recreational walking and cycling trips by linking people with local open spaces, community facilities, and places of interest.
- Increases opportunities for children to walk or cycle to school.
- Improves links between existing cycle routes in the area.
- Helps achieve Auckland Transport's target of a 30
per centincrease in cycle journeys within Auckland by 2019.
Construction began in April 2016 and was completed in November 2016. Downer NZ delivered the project.
An opening ceremony was held at Mt Roskill Memorial Park on Wednesday 23 November.
Image: Representatives from AT and Downer NZ, with Mayor of Auckland Hon Phil Goff, and Minister of Transport Hon Simon Bridges at the opening ceremony.