The problem with Auckland’s $685m cycle bridge

An Infrastructure News article.

Following a protest on Auckland’s harbour bridge, the Government has given the green light to a second harbour crossing for cyclists and pedestrians while other transport projects are axed nationwide.

Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced the Northern Pathway, a bridge exclusively for cyclists and pedestrians to travel between Central Auckland’s Westhaven and the North Shore. The project is expected to cost $685m and will take up to five years to complete, with construction to begin as early as mid-2022 using the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act.

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