Photo of the Day: Quay St Cycleway, Auckland

It’s been a while between posts; apologies for that. I’ve been up in Auckland attending the 2WALKandCYCLE Conference and my spare time seems to have been filled with either socialising or preparing presentations. More on the conference and a few other bits from Auckland soon, but for now here is a picture of Auckland’s latest cycle acquisition:

Hot off the press: Quay St Cycleway now open
Hot off the press: Quay St Cycleway now open

As discussed previously, this cycleway along Auckland’s waterfront provides a key link for urban cyclists in what is otherwise a fairly hostile environment. Yesterday morning, the Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Simon Bridges opened the 1km separated cycleway to much fanfare. The cycleway is separated from the traffic largely by either concrete kerbs or planter boxes and even has signals that allow you to bypass the various signalised intersections. Another interesting feature is an electronic cycle counter; by the time I turned up just before the afternoon peak, already ~300 people had cycled along the route. I suspect that will grow very quickly…

More photos of this cycleway and other things in central Auckland to come!

What do you think of the Quay St Cycleway?

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