Labour to fund Auckland's Skypath

The Labour Party has announced it will commit up to $30 million to fund Skypath, the cycling and walking path across the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

"The Skypath, which will be built from modern composite materials, will be clipped on to the city side of the bridge. This will give Aucklanders the ability to walk and cycle safely from one side of the Waitemata to the other," said Labour's Transport spokesperson Michael Wood.

Mr Wood criticised the Government for failing to provide funding for the initiative.
Mr Wood criticised the Government for failing to provide funding for the initiative. Photo credit: Newshub

Mr Wood criticised the Government for failing to provide funding for the initiative.

The announcement comes as part of wider Labour policy to encourage people to walk and cycle safely around the community. 

The party also pledged money towards community funds to encourage the use of cycleways and announced they will strategise how to reduce pedestrian deaths .

"Auckland's Lightpath is already a great example of infrastructure that works for the city's walkers and cyclists," he said.

"Skypath will be good for our health, good for our environment and good for Auckland."

Newshub.

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