Harbour Bridge SkyPath Gets Unanimous Green Light

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:56 pm on 21 July 2016

skypath Photo: http://www.skypath.org.nz/

The Auckland Council Finance Committee has given the controversial Harbour Bridge SkyPath cycle and pedestrian crossing the go-ahead.

The vote for the clip-on pedestrian path and cycleway was unanimous despite earlier opposition from some councillors.

Now approved, a public-private partnership will fund the SkyPath, with construction, operation and maintenance costs fronted by HRL Morrison and Co's public infrastructure partnership fund, and the council underwriting some of the revenue.

In return, users would pay an admission charge of around $2 to $3 for crossing each way.

At peak times, the walkway was expected to have 10,000 to 12,000 people crossing daily.

RNZ Reporter Kate Newton was at the meeting.

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