Friday 29th April

SeaPath Feedback Due

Where: See link in the blog post!
When: end of the day

Speak up for SeaPath - a key link in our citywide network, and a natural extension of SkyPath!

Last week we told you about how plans for SeaPath are moving forward… and that we’d be working with our friends at Generation Zero on a super-simple quick-submit form to let NZTA know that you’re behind it.

HERE’S THE LINK FOR QUICK SEAPATH FEEDBACK

You’ll see we’ve boiled things down to three major points:

  • a wide enough path for separation for people on foot and on bikes.
  • a safe crossing at the Onewa Interchange, so foot & bike traffic doesn’t have to mix with motorway traffic
  • let’s make sure to link SeaPath to places people need to go – not just future SkyPath, but Akoranga bus station, AUT, and Takapuna and beyond.

And of course you’re more than welcome to add your own thoughts.

Last year, we got over 10,000 responses supporting SkyPath. SeaPath is a key link in the cycleway network, which will not only link to SkyPath and the central city, but to the expanding cycle network on the North Shore, including the Northcote Safe Routes and the future Northern Corridor cycleway.

Let’s show how much we want SeaPath – and that we want it built right! Head on over to the easy link and add your voice.

SEAPATH_SAFE SEAPATH_WIDESeapath--LINK

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2 responses to “Easy as 1-2-3: the SeaPath quick submit form

  1. I attended the meeting tonight at Onepoto School and spoke to the NZTA folk there. They are very knowledgeable about the project and they have been on foot to see some of the route already. Pretty impressed about that.

    Main points I’ve taken from it:

    1. From the looks of it, there is enough space under the Onewa Rd bridge to provide safe crossing under Onewa Rd. So that should be no brainer, if Option A – the boardwalk gets chosen. Crossing Sylvan Ave is a bit of a unknown, however – most likely push button traffic lights there. Sensors are only possible on the east side, as approaching west side doesn’t necessarily mean you want to continue onto the Seapath. Would you guys think that this is “safe enough”? I probably would like to see the free left turn from Onewa to Sylvan for cars restricted somehow to avoid any potential conflict… your thoughts on that?

    2. They don’t seem to have many great ideas on the connection to the Akoranga Bus Station. There were two post-it-notes on a map with “seapath should end here” and “Install the Birkenhead Wharf bike cage here” by the footbridge over the motorway on the AUT side. I think I like that idea as the Northern Cycleway is probably going to continue from here, and this will provide a better connection to the Akoranga station for the local communities than what we have now.

    3. In regards to better Takapuna connections on Esmonde Rd, while I felt I was listened to, I got the feeling that these could potentially be “out of scope” for this particular project.

  2. I agree with Dad on Bike.

    My main feedback to the engineer in attendance was that to make sense the Seapath must continue past Akoranga Drive (preferably under the road) and across the eastern fields of the AUT Campus to the Akoranga Bus Station. AUT has already indicated to the KLB that they would be amendable to this link. This would allow cyclists and pedestrians to choose (a) the shared path across the motorway to Esmonde Road and the Devonport Greenway (currently not good for cyclists because there are so many intersections with awkward angles) or (b) to cross the bridge and then follow fairly quiet streets to the busy Barrys Point Road then through Patuone Reserve and Auburn Street reserve.

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