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December 2019


Connecting Auckland’s North Shore to the city centre for walking and cycling

Kia ora,

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has been working to progress a seamless walking and cycling connection between the city and the North Shore.

The Auckland Harbour Bridge section will start in Westhaven before crossing the Waitemata Harbour and then connect to the SeaPath section which extends to Takapuna. This enduring link will provide choice for how Aucklanders on both sides of the harbour get to work, connect with family and friends and access services.


Auckland Harbour Bridge (AHB) Shared Path feedback summary online now

Thanks very much to all those who provided feedback in August and September around the ramp/lift options for both the southern and northern connections of the AHB Shared Path. We received an overwhelming response from the community that ramps are preferred for accessibility as well as more broadly how important a seamless connection is for people using the link and also the community.

You can find the full summary of the feedback received and our response to this on our website here.

Geotechnical investigations

Geotechnical investigations have started on both the southern and northern sides of the harbour to enable our team to further progress design work for the walking and cycling link.

You can find our frequently asked questions about geotechnical investigations on our website here.


We have begun procurement for a detailed design and construction partner for the alliance that will deliver the AHB Shared Path section of the connection. Seeking early contractor involvement will allow us to move forward with this project as quickly as possible as the design can be further developed alongside the construction team that will build this connection across the harbour. An announcement on the preferred alliance team will be made in mid-2020.

Timeframe Update

The AHB Shared Path detailed business case is nearly complete and will be going to the Transport Agency Board for endorsement at the end of the year. Both projects are moving forward together into the design and consenting phase.

Construction funding approval is being sought for all work by the end of the year, with the earliest possible timeframe for the start of early works construction in late 2020.



Next steps

We will continue to work with our partners, stakeholders and community during 2020 to develop the look and feel of the path and surrounds within neighbourhoods we are connecting with. This work will ensure that what we build reflects the cultural, historical and ecological diversity of the area.

In the new year, we will let you know more about how and when you can input into the design. We look forward to meeting you and learning about what you would like to see included in this project.



For more information


For more information on the walking and cycling connection between the city and North Shore: