Connections and pathways
On Thursday 6 December, I attended the opening of the Sir John Walker Promenade. Rain cleared just in time to celebrate the opening of this beautiful new facility in Sir Barry Curtis Park, Flat Bush.
It was wonderful that Sir John Walker attended, speaking about his connection with the area having grown up in Flat Bush.
Just a week later another opening of more local cycling and walking infrastructure, great to see more progress. It was a beautiful morning in East Auckland for official opening of the Highbrook Shared Path.
Tucked in behind Highbrook, this pathway is connects Trugood, Ti Rakau and Stonedon Drives providing another option for the thousands of workers in the area. Staff from Fisher and Paykel were onsite to celebrate, there was talk of hundreds of workers who’d switch to cycling once the alternative is there. GETBA (Greater East Tamaki Business Association) have been supporters for the same reason.
As the kaumatua said, these pathways about about connections - within our community and also to our neighbours as the rest of the city builds their own.
It was also great to have some of the members of Bike East Auckland to test it out!
Read more about the pathways plan for East Auckland.