While we need to get more connections on the next stage of the Eastern Path, Stage 1 is well underway. Earlier this month Auckland Transport published some pictures of the work so far.
The thing that struck me was just how wide the work area is. It almost makes you wonder if they forgot they’re building a cycleway and are building the meant to be dead eastern motorway. Thankfully there is a more reasonable explanation and it’s good to seem them having a little fun with their answer too.
@transportblog You’ve seen thru our plan! Width keeps heavy machinery off concrete path. We’re creating a gentle slope for easy riding ^JM
— Auckland Transport (@AklTransport) March 21, 2016
If you’re not sure about where Stage 1 is, it’s shown below and goes from Merton Rd through to St Johns Rd