Attracting pedestrians and cyclists by colorful pathway

Attracting pedestrians and cyclists by colorful pathway

Thousands of Aucklanders have been trying out the new Nelson Street cycleway, named Te Ara I Whiti, which translates as the Lightpath.

The newly revamped and magenta-coloured Nelson Street off-ramp includes a string of interactive lights along one side and these are proving to be a big attraction during the evenings.
Cyclists and pedestrians of all ages have no trouble travelling in harmony on the wide cycleway.

Auckland Council urban design champion Ludo Campbell-Reid is thrilled to see the innovative cycleway open.

“This is a moment to celebrate,” says Campbell-Reid. “A celebration of a youthful, innovative and progressive city where people and mobility are key factors to unlocking the potential of Auckland.

“What better way to move away from our ‘city of cars’ brand to become a ‘city for people’ by repurposing a redundant motorway off-ramp in such a fun, dynamic and colourful way.

“The project sends a powerful message about our desire to be the world’s most liveable city. Cycling the magenta superhighway will soon become a must-do activity for Aucklanders and visitors alike.”

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