The Grafton Gully Cycleway, an extension of the Northwestern Cycleway, was opened on Saturday 6 September 2014.
The latest section of Auckland’s expanding cycling and walking network is a significant milestone in achieving world class cycling infrastructure for Auckland. The NZ Transport Agency, together with its transport partners, Auckland Council and Auckland Transport, collaborated on the three sections of cycleway.
The Northwestern Cycleway is one of the most popular cycleways in Auckland, with over 700 people on average using it each day. The existing route is approximately 9 kilometres in length and generally follows the alignment of the Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16), running from the western edge of Auckland’s city centre to the Te Atatu peninsula.
With the recent completion of the Kingsland Cycleway, which opened to the public in 2010, cyclists are now able to enjoy an almost entirely off-road cycleway between Waitakere and Auckland cities.
The project will include:
- new concrete cycle path following the general motorway alignment in Grafton Gully, starting from Upper Queen Street, and connecting to a shared path at Beach Road, ranging between 3 and 4 metres wide
- an underpass between Wellesley Street East and Grafton Road.