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Waterview Shared Path

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.

Project overview

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 walking network, connecting with the north-western cycle route along SH16 and with shared paths to Onehunga and New Lynn.


  • March 2016 - Construction begins (the path will open in stages).
  • Mid 2017 - Expected completion.

Project details

Waterview Shared Path Route Map

  • The path will be around 3.5 metres wide and constructed in concrete.
  • It will be of a 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).

New bridges

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 in concrete, with two piles supporting the bridge deck. LED lighting within the handrail will softly illuminate the bridge at night.

Alford Street Bridge looking south - artist's impression (indicative).

Artists Impression Of Alford St Bridge Looking South

Alford Street Bridge looking east - artist's impression (indicative).

Artists Impression Of Alford St Bridge Looking East

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 over-bridges.

Soljak Place Bridge over rail line - artist's impression (indicative).

Soljak bridge over rail line

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.

Planning and construction

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 mid 2017. 

Keith Hay Park Shared Path in Mt Roskill - Waterview Shared Path will have a similar look.

Keith Hay Park shared path is a similar path to the one planned as the Waterview shared path

For more information about this project

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