Just wanted to tell everyone that the newest cycleways in Auckland are open – after our Barbara cut the ribbon together with John Key and Len Brown, cyclists (and pedestrians) are now free to use the new path, and then glide down Beach Road as well, protected from trucks and cars.
There were many interesting items in the speeches and side conversations I heard.
Like how apparently Grafton Gully was “my project” (I supported it happily as an advocate, but I wouldn’t claim that – concept and built by NZTA).
Or how John Key supports SkyPath in his speech!
Or the conversation I had with a high-ranking NZTA manager who noted that Nelson Street has lots of capacity, and nobody will miss the traffic lane that will change to become a cycleway early next year (now that one I definitely see a bit as “my project”).
And the weather held as well. And the cycleway turned out to be nowhere as steep as many, including I, had thought (I had only walked it before during construction). Lots of happy and hope to go around in the many talks I had with people in the crowd of maybe 100+ people.
So I’ll leave you with a few photos of the whole event, and hope you are able to check it out yourself soon.