Relief is at hand for cyclists frustrated at the long delays for the cycleway between Rosedale and Unsworth Heights in the Shore, even though it took a few months longer than expected told to sort out the stormwater/wetlands issues.
But finally, the continuation of the interrupted path (old photo at right) is at hand, and Auckland Transport is inviting everyone who cycles in the area to the opening event:
Saturday, 22 June, 1-3pm, Unsworth Reserve
There will be “guided and group bike rides along the new path, a community BBQ being held by the local community police and a ride ‘n’ repair station for bike maintenance, safety checks, along with other helpful advice and tips”. Sounds like it might be worth a family visit, especially if the weather holds on the day. Details here.
But even more important is that there’s now a good-quality link all the way through the reserve, and to points much further north, as shown in the map image to the right (plus cycle facilities on Barbados Drive, which aren’t shown on the map, to link up the paths). We hope lots of locals and cycle commuters will be using this link in the years to come.