On Friday another piece in the upgraded NW cycleway finally opened, the Patiki Rd underpass. The old bridge over the motorway on-ramp was narrow and with tight corners that was far from ideal, especially if there were other people walking or on bikes going in the opposite direction.
As part of the motorway upgrade the NZTA have replaced the bridge with a wonderful swooping underpass and so on Saturday I went to try it out resulting in the videos below. There is obviously still landscaping to come but already it is far better than what was there before.
This follows the opening of the fantastic underpass at Te Atatu Rd a few months ago and the much improved causeway section. The section from Te Atatu to Henderson Creek will also open soon too.
It’s such a shame that the NZTA decided not to take the opportunity to do the same thing at St Lukes Rd, a decision I think they’ll eventually regret.