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Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai—The Path of Land and Sea

The Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path will keep Auckland residents moving by walking and cycling

  • 7km

    Pedestrian and cycling path

  • 7

    Bridges

  • Auckland, New Zealand

    Auckland, New Zealand

A project to deliver a 7km-long path connecting Auckland’s eastern suburbs to the city centre and brings the community together

As part of Auckland’s Cycle Network and the Urban Cycleway programme, we provided a range of services to design an appealing route from Glen Innes to Auckland City's waterfront. The three sections of pathway offered a variety of challenges for our team.

Section 1, a 1.4km two-way shared pathway, required bridges for stream crossings, a mechanically stabilised earth embankment, and numerous retaining walls. The design meets the disability standard, controlled cyclist speed, and integrates rest areas on the steeper uphill grades.

Section 2, the longest at nearly 3km, includes connections to several schools better connecting them to their communities. This section provided challenges in terms of terrain, routing, ecology and even archaeological complexity. Our planning, consenting, and engineering teams resolved significant vertical alignment challenges, and a railway line crossing, to provide the community with a safe pathway that helps reduce vehicle traffic.

The final section, a 4.5 metre wide sweeping boardwalk alongside Ōrākei Basin, required materials rated for use in a marine environment. The complete route offers users a pleasing mix of terrain and viewpoints on the way to its ultimate connection with Auckland's waterfront shared pathway.

At a Glance

Offices
Client
  • Auckland Transport
Awards
New Zealand Planning Institute Rodney Davies Project Award, 2017

The Path of Land and Sea

Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path (Section 2) opened in May 2022. We contributed our expertise to this network: planning, consenting, urban design, stormwater and transport engineering.

Meet Our Team

Hannah Breeds, Senior Principal Civil Engineer

I feel like I’m making a difference to the community and the environment—and having a little fun while doing so.
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Mike Skelton, Senior Transportation Engineer

After decades of work I still love my job because I get to solve unique and difficult problems and interact with clients.
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Nick Gluyas, ANZ Sector Leader, Transportation Delivery

In my role, I get to apply my technical skills every day, but I’m also able to contribute strategically at a regional level.
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Karen Bell, Principal Planner & Technical Specialist

I really enjoy working on a diverse range of projects with engineers, planners, scientists, and engagement specialists.
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Matt Soper, Principal, Transportation Planner/Practice Leader Business Cases

The business case process means we can provide assurance that the right thing is being done, for the right reasons, and at the right price.
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Deepa Rooijakkers, Public Transportation Lead/Transport Advisory Team Lead

I’m passionate about public transport, and projects that pivot from car-centric transport systems to offering better travel options.
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Hannah Breeds

Senior Principal Civil Engineer

Mike Skelton

Senior Transportation Engineer

Nick Gluyas

ANZ Sector Leader, Transportation Delivery

Karen Bell

Principal Planner & Technical Specialist

Matt Soper

Principal, Transportation Planner/Practice Leader Business Cases

Deepa Rooijakkers

Public Transportation Lead/Transport Advisory Team Lead

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