Work on $40M cycleway begins

  • 22/10/2015
Simon Bridges (L) and Auckland Mayor Len Brown (3 News)
Simon Bridges (L) and Auckland Mayor Len Brown (3 News)

Work has started on a $40 million cycleway that will link Auckland's eastern suburbs to the city centre.

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive shared path project will allow people to walk, run or cycle.

It's due for completion in 2018.

"We have already seen the great success of the Grafton Gully cycleway and the progress on the impressive Nelson Street cycleway," he said after turning the first sod on the new project.

"This will be another significant section to help join these routes and grow cycling as an integral part of Auckland's transport network."

Mr Bridges says there are 41 cycleways being constructed around the country, paid for by the $333m urban cycleways fund.

"It amounts to the single biggest investment in cycling in New Zealand's history."