Getacross Campaign Shifts Gear

GetAcross is a campaign that has been lobbying and advocating for cyclists and walkers to get across the Auckland Harbour Bridge. LSA have been involved in supporting Getacross since its beginning.  Its is a great project and will transform the way people use the bridge and connect our communities.  Most importantly it will give a transport choice in these uncertain times.

There has been some recent postive news that NZTA is fast tracking a new collaborative approach from NZTA to do a design feasibility studies for the Auckland Harbour Bridge Pathway,  with a solution to be worked out by mid-July. Getacross campaign organisers are pleased that NZTA is actively working to get agreement on a Pathway design. AHB Pathway Project Director Bevan Woodward says the project goal is to get the Pathway open to the public by next year. 

A public launch is planned to let Aucklanders find out more about the proposal, and the Pathway group is asking for contributions to help fund the engineering reports and public launch.  "We want to let people see what we've been doing to make the Pathway a beautiful, transformational and effective walking and cycling facility for all to enjoy. Our work on the Pathway project has been almost entirely voluntary and we welcome support to help us meet the costs of the engineering work required by NZTA and  also to enable us to show our design to the public.”

The campaign has the support of the Hikurangi Foundation, which  helps on a wide range of grass root projects around the country that are responding to climate change.

The Hikurangi Foundation has set up a fund raising page where you can learn more about the project, donate by credit card and get a tax receipt: http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/Getacross

You can learn more about the GetAcross campaign at http://www.getacross.org.nz/

Futuristic image of getting across auckland Harbour bridge

[photo credit: Kirsten Shouler]

Kirsten Shouler

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