The Grafton Gully cycleway just got a bit more useful today with the NZTA opening the new bridge connection to Whittaker Place
The final section of Auckland’s Grafton Gully cycleway, the link connecting the cycleway with the two Universities between Grafton Gully and Symonds Street near Whittaker Place, will be opened tomorrow (24 December).
“We’re extremely pleased to have been able to deliver this link before Christmas,” says Mieszko Iwaskow, the NZ Transport Agency’s Auckland and Northland Transport Planning Manager.
“We want to develop a great cycling city, with other projects such as the Westhaven Promenade and the Northcote Cycle Route, we’re investing in projects that will integrate cycling with other modes of transport across Auckland.”
The Whitaker Place link is a 40metre S-shaped bridge, connecting the two universities to Symonds Street. It diverges from the Grafton Gully cycleway, connecting Upper Queen Street and the Beach Road cycleway, which was officially opened by the Prime Minister in early September.
Here’s a photo of it from our friends at Cycle Action Auckland
Now we need one on the other side of Wellesley St to connect to the proposed path we learned about a few days ago.