Auckland Transport is seeking our feedback on the proposed Tamaki Drive to Glen Innes shared walk/cycle path which will pass through the Pourewa Valley in Meadowbank. Visit https://at.govt.nz/easternpath to see the designs and have your say.
We attended the Auckland Transport (AT) public meeting on Saturday 22 November about the shared path. They showed a video ‘flyover view’ of what the walkway will look like, and had large posters of each of the sections.
Of particular interest to Meadowbank and St Johns residents is ‘Section 2’ of the pathway, which passes through the Pourewa Valley (see image below).
From Meadowbank station towards Glen Innes, the path continues the existing walkway from Orakei Basin, i.e. along the southern side of the train tracks. There is a slight detour inland at Purewa Reserve. The path will then cross to the northern side of the train tracks at the eastern end of Purewa Reserve. It will remain on the northern side of the tracks and then cut across Meadowbank Pony Club land up to St Johns Rd. We note there is currently no provision for access to the pathway from Meadowbank between Purewa Reserve and St Johns Rd.
Here’s a picture of where the pathway will cross the railway tracks at the eastern end of Purewa Reserve:
What do you think about our section of the pathway? Do you think this pathway serves our community well? Be sure to give your feedback via https://at.govt.nz/easternpath – open until 19 December 2014.
…to AT for organising the meeting, which was well attended with plenty of people filling in forms, milling about the posters, and having discussions with AT staff.