Auckland Transport (AT) is designing a cycling and walking path that will connect Waterview and Mt Albert. The shared path is being delivered 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 Te Auaunga/Oakley Creek to connect with Great North Road. It will be accessible from several points along the way, including Phyllis Reserve and the Unitec campus. Three new bridges will be built along the route.
The path will add to Auckland’s growing cycling and
- March 2016 - Construction begins (the path will open in stages).
- Early 2017 - Expected completion.
- The path will be around 3.5 metres wide and constructed
- It will be
ofa low gradient to enable accessibility for all users.
- It will be well lit to provide a high level of safety.
- It will allow for future development of Albie Turner Field and Phyllis Reserve by keeping mainly to the perimeter of these parks.
- AT plans to install traffic lights at the intersection of New North Road, Soljak Place and Bollard Avenue to provide a safe crossing for cyclists and pedestrians.
- AT has engaged with local landowners to finalise the route the path will take.
View the preliminary designs for Waterview Shared Path (PDF 14.1MB).
Three bridges will be built along the route. The two bridges at the Waterview and Mt Albert ends of the route cross Te Auaunga/Oakley Creek and the western rail line to connect communities to the path.
Alford Street Bridge
Alford Street Bridge will be approximately 16m high and 90m long, crossing over Te Auaunga/Oakley Creek near Great North Road. It will be constructed
Alford Street Bridge looking south - artist's impression (indicative).
Alford Street Bridge looking east - artist's impression (indicative).
Soljak Place Bridge
Soljak Place Bridge will be approximately 6m high and 30m long and cross over the western rail line to connect with Soljak Place. The concrete bridge will have catch screens over the rail line, similar to those on motorway
Soljak Place Bridge over
Phyllis to Harbutt Boardwalk
Phyllis to Harbutt Boardwalk will be approximately 2m high and 70m long. It will create a link between Harbutt Reserve and Phyllis Reserve.
The decision to build Waterview Shared Path results from a 2011 decision by the Waterview Connection Board of Inquiry to provide local connections for communities. Following that decision, AT has investigated options, reached agreements with some of the affected property owners and developed a design for the path.
The Well-Connected Alliance will build the path, starting from the site of Alford Street Bridge. Path completion is expected in early 2017.
Keith Hay Park Shared Path in Mt Roskill - Waterview Shared Path will have a similar look.