The Northern Pathway project will provide a seamless dedicated walking and cycling link between Auckland’s City Centre and the North Shore which will connect with existing local paths to extend the region’s walking and cycling network.
About the project
The Northern Pathway, from central Auckland to Albany on the North Shore, is split into three connected sections for delivery.
The three sections of the Northern Pathway project are at different stages of delivery and together will provide a seamless walking and cycling link between central Auckland and the North Shore.
Provides choice for people to travel between the city centre and North Shore using active modes of transport
Travel using active modes such as on foot or by bike becomes a more appealing travel option, helping to get people out of their cars
Reduces the number of short trips completed by private vehicle
Provides people with a healthy, environmentally friendly way to commute to and from work and education, access services or connect with friends and family
Supports future growth of the walking and cycling network on both sides of the harbour
Increases access to transport hubs on the North Shore such as Akoranga, Constellation and Albany Bus Stations.
Partnership with mana whenua
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is committed to working in partnership with mana whenua to deliver the project following the principles of Te Ara Kotahi including recognising and providing for cultural heritage, identity and Mātauranga Māori.
The Northern Pathway component which travels across the Waitematā Harbour has been gifted a Māori name ‘Te Ara Pae Moana’ which translates as the path to the Horizon
Working with partners, stakeholders and community