New funding to speed up development of the Eastern Connections to City Centre cycleway

Epsom news
Friday, June 26, 2015

National List MP Hon Paul Goldsmith is delighted locals will enjoy the Eastern Connections to City Centre cycleway sooner than previously planned thanks to $39.03 million of funding from the $333 million Urban Cycleways Programme.

“The Eastern Connections to City Centre cycleway is an important initiative that will improve the health of our community.

“This new funding will accelerate the build, meaning we’ll all be able to take advantage of the cycleway earlier,” said Mr Goldsmith.

The Eastern Connections to City Centre cycleway will connect Glen Innes to Tāmaki Shared Path, the Eastern Waterfront City Connection and the Parnell Routes (Newmarket to Strand). This will include a mix of separated and on-road facilities resulting in an additional 10.8km of the Auckland Cycle Network.

“This cycleway will complement other transport options we have here and the option to cycle safely will be a drawcard for the area.”

“It’s pleasing to see central and local government working together on our cycleway, with $13.01 million contributed from the Urban Cycleways Fund, $13.01 million from the National Land Transport Fund, and $13.01 million from Auckland Council. 

This cycleway is one of 41 similar projects around the country designed to encourage cycling by making it safer and more attractive.

National’s commitment to providing safe and accessible urban cycleways is changing the face of cycling in New Zealand.