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Te Whau Pathway is a dedicated pathway that will give pedestrians and cyclists a travel alternative to main routes such as Te Atatū Road and Great North Road. These roads are usually heavy with traffic and they have the safety issues of arterial and collector roads. Vulnerable road users such as young or inexperienced cyclists don’t see these routes as a viable travel option.
A travel route needs to feel safe for people to see it as a good option. Dedicated pathways are safe pathways and lead to more active mode journeys – particularly shorter journeys – being the natural choice whether going by foot or by pedal power.
“60 per cent of Aucklanders would cycle if separated cycle facilities were installed… the single greatest barrier to cycling in Auckland is that its roads are perceived as unsafe to cycle.”Auckland Transport: Auckland Cycling Programme (2015)
Te Whau Pathway is a smooth car-free pathway designed for everyone using active modes of transport. Those who rely on wheelchairs, mobility scooters, or parents with strollers and prams can enjoy a journey without the difficulty of curbs or steps. A smooth path is a more inclusive and accessible path.
Getting from A to B doesn’t have to be a grind. All that time spent waiting in your car in traffic could be spent travelling through parks next to ever-changing tidal river. This is the uniqueness of Te Whau Pathway, it is a journey through a little bit of West Auckland urban wilderness, it is a blue-green experience.
Consistent journey times
Active modes of transport keep your travel times consistent – never be late to a meeting again! Unlike vehicles, active modes of transport are not subject to traffic jams, making travel times easier to estimate.
Future travel times for cyclists on the pathway
These estimated travel times are for cyclists on push bikes – ebikes will be quicker.
|Green Bay||Avondale cycleway (via New Lynn)||12 min|
|Green Bay||New Lynn Transport Interchange||14 min|
|Kelston||Avondale cycleway (via New Lynn)||18 min|
|Kelston||New Lynn Transport Interchange||20 min|
|Glendene||Northwestern cycleway (SH16)||19 min|
|Glendene||Te Atatū Bus Interchange||23 min|
|Te Atatū South||Northwestern cycleway (SH16)||10 min|
|Te Atatū South||Te Atatū Bus Interchange||14 min|