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Skypath

What is the SkyPath?

SkyPath is a planned pedestrian and cycle pathway across the Waitematā Harbour, linking the North Shore to the CBD.

SkyPath will be accessed via Northcote Point and Westhaven. It will complete a gap in Auckland's cycling and walking network by connecting to other cycling and walking facilities.

SkyPath will be 4m wide and approximately 1km long. It will have five viewing platforms (6m wide) and be fixed to the eastern clip-on lane of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

It will be open from 6am to 10pm.

Connection to SeaPath

SeaPath is a proposed 3km walking and cycling path between Esmonde Road, Takapuna, and Northcote Point that will connect to the SkyPath. It is a project by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).

For more information, visit the NZTA website.

How the SkyPath project started

The SkyPath Trust (formerly the Auckland Harbour Bridge Pathway Trust) developed the SkyPath concept in 2011.

The Environment Court granted the resource consent for SkyPath in December 2016.

We have been involved in reviewing the project for a number of years and had considered a Private Public Partnership to deliver it.

Currently, the Government has asked NZTA to look at delivering both the SkyPath and SeaPath projects. NZTA is considering this request. We will work collaboratively with NZTA if they decide to proceed with the projects.

Proposed timeline

SkyPath is expected to open in late 2020.

Enquiries

For more information, email skypath@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz