It’s Halloween, which means all sorts of mischievous spirits are abroad, even in the sunny southern hemisphere! And today, the last remaining SkyPath opponents get their moment in court.
Proceedings are open to the public, and take place at the Specialist Courts and Tribunals Centre, Level 2, Federal St, Auckland from 10am.
As outlined in this article, months of mediation have failed (not that it was ever really expected to succeed), so the last remaining appellant – the Northcote Point Heritage Protection Society – is heading to the Environment Court to argue against the resource consent.
They’re also asking for a number of concessions and restrictions on SkyPath’s operating conditions. As reported in the aforementioned article, these include:
- early closing times (6am – 7pm), and
- restricting the maximum number of people who may access SkyPath via Northcote on any given day (e.g. to 1437 total trips going once over SkyPath on a summer Saturday).
Send best wishes and your own hopes for travel via SkyPath in the comments below or via any of our channels. Let’s support the SkyPath team at this last hurdle!
PS How are you planning to bike to and from SkyPath? If safer streets matter to you, add your voice to the call for better bike facilities on Northcote’s Queen St.
PPS Less than 2 weeks till Bike the Bridge, which is currently the only other way you’ll get to bike across! Still tickets remaining, so get in while you can…