Lights, colour, action! Thursday December 3rd marks the official opening of the Nelson Street bike path. Bike Auckland (aka Cycle Action) invite all people on two wheels (or three, or one) to come up and be the first to see the amazing design and infrastructure collaboration lit up in all its night-time glory.
This is a casual roll-up event. We recommend you arrive from around 7.30pm so that you are ready to hit the Upper Queen / Canada St entrance at 8.00pm. Then we’ll make our way down the steadily widening path to meet the sudden full-scale panorama of harbour and city in time for the sun setting at 8.24pm, and the first lighting of the bridge lights.
Afterward the night is your own. For those going to Bike Rave, it’s a great excuse for a practice ride along the waterfront. Or follow the route down Victoria Street to finish at Rockefeller for champagne & oysters. Or ride a loop back via Pitt Street to join K’ Rd’s First Thursdays event; there will be films showing the length of K’Rd and her surrounding streets – make a night of it!
If you want something to do between work and 7.30, there are a multitude of local places to meet, not least grabbing a bite to eat at the infamous Mercury Food Plaza. We’ll be posting other ideas on the FB event page over the next week and a bit.
One way or another, as soon as this fab new skyway opens, people on bikes are going to “activate” the heck out of this part of town!