Welcome to the campaign for active transport on Auckland Harbour Bridge!
Seventeen years ago, the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee requested NZTA carry out an investigation of feasible options for walking and cycling access the Waitemata Harbour.
Today NZTA are no closer to a solution. NZTA supported SkyPath through its design and consenting process in 2015 - 2017, but then in 2019 claimed its Northern Pathway was a superior solution. However the Northern Pathway failed its wind tunnel testing in 2020, and NZTA’s recent proposal for a stand-alone bridge has been rejected by the Government (and general public) as too expensive.
This brings us back to SkyPath - it's a feasible, cost-effective solution that has been rigorously tested and received resource consent. It’s now time to get for NZTA to get on with SkyPath.
In the meantime, we've asked NZTA to trial liberating the western-most traffic lane of the bridge for walking & cycling.
This will enable Aucklanders to get out of their cars and walk, scooter, cycle, etc. The reduction in vehicles means traffic flows will improve across the network.
Please take a moment to email Hon Michael Wood, Minister of Transport that you support SkyPath and in the meantime, NZTA should trial liberating a lane to make our bridge multi-modal and provide travel choice to Aucklanders.