We have been building the first stage of the Kamo cycleway/walkway recently.
The Kamo cycleway/walkway is a shared 6.5 kilometer off-road route that will follow the existing railway corridor that runs north/south through the area. The route is designed to provide safer access to the centrally located schools in Whangarei, and provide a connection for residential areas north of the city through to the Whangarei CBD, the Auckland University Campus, and off-road links to key recreational areas such as Kensington Park.
This cycleway is expected to attract over 600 people a day.
Working in partnership with Bike Northland and Bikes in Schools, this key infrastructure will encourage more children to cycle to school by providing safe access for over 5,200 students who attend schools within 500 meters of the new facility. The route will separate cyclists from high-volume traffic and reduce pressure on State Highway 1 by providing an alternative off-road transport option.
The design and consultation of this cycle route will occur during 2015 – 2016. The construction is then expected to start in 2016 and be completed by mid 2018.
This Kamo route will complete the three primary routes of the Whangarei cycleway network – which include the new Onerahi and Raumanga/Maunu routes.