Community Information days for NZTA’s airport link plans

This Saturday the NZTA is holding the first of a series of public information days for information and feedback on their proposed new motorway link to Auckland Airport, SH20A (George Bolt Drive), and the intersection with Kirkbride Road. Details of provision for cyclists on the new SH20A motorway (George Bolt Drive) and on Kirkbride Rd …
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Parnell Rail Tunnel to go Green(Way)

A few days ago, Waitemata Local Board member Christopher Dempsey confirmed that using the old Parnell Rail Tunnel for cycling is indeed feasible. This makes a Greenway from Newmarket to lower Parnell (and onwards to the Grafton Gully and Beach Road cycleways!) much more realistic in the short term. As Christopher notes: An engineers report …
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How does a “Parnell Rail Trail” sound to you?

The Parnell Rail Tunnel, linking the rail line from Britomart under Parnell Rise to Newmarket, has a long, and fascinating history. Built at a time of steam locomotives labouring to climb the (for railways) very steep hill, it soon had a reputation for being both absolutely crucial for Auckland as well as being rather unpleasant …
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