The Northern Pathway, from central Auckland to Albany on the North Shore, is split into three connected sections for delivery.
|Westhaven to Akoranga
||Design and consenting
|Akoranga to Constellation Drive
||Business case phase
|Constellation Drive to Albany
||Construction phase (as part of the Northern Corridor Improvements project)
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.
Te Ara Kotahi – Our Maori Strategy factsheet [PDF, 985 KB]
Working with partners, stakeholders and community
Waka Kotahi is dedicated to working closely with partners, stakeholders and community throughout the design and delivery of the Northern Pathway.
It will be an important community facility supporting greater travel choices, health and wellbeing and recreational use of space for those travelling between central Auckland and the North Shore.
Coordination with Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and Panuku Development Auckland as well as interest and community groups will ensure that the Northern Pathway recognises cultural history and utilises local knowledge to help the project teams understand the areas we are working in and how best to design for safety and accessibility.