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This walkway seems more of a health hazard than anything else.

The air quality will be so atrocious at peak hours oxygen relief stations will be required.

Are we the only city that puts pedestrians smack next to motorways.

No sign of progress with the Skypath as the wrangle over $1.6 mil intellectual property rights continues

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Well skypath is history. After all these years they found out they can't build it

Skypath grounded: Auckland Harbour Bridge may never get a cycleway

by Simon Wilson, nzherald.co.nz

The plan to build a cycling and walking path over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, popularly known as Skypath, has run into "significant and complex engineering issues". The Herald understands the current design will be scrapped.

Other options are being considered but these are likely to involve substantial delays.

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No wonder. About 20 tears ago an ex Transit engineer told me to not drive on the Nippon Clip ons. Once the Greenies get cars banned there will be the biggest waikways and cycleways  available you can imagine. Methinks the Harbour Bridge has reached its limit ?

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11 minutes ago, armchairadmiral said:

No wonder. About 20 tears ago an ex Transit engineer told me to not drive on the Nippon Clip ons. Once the Greenies get cars banned there will be the biggest waikways and cycleways  available you can imagine. Methinks the Harbour Bridge has reached its limit ?

There is talk of placing time limits for heavy vehicle use as the bridge has reached capacity.

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They were never going to be able tack it onto the existing bridge, engineers had written that option off quite a while ago.

But as the project is one of Jacindas 'shove ready' post covid infrastructure spends it's popped back up on the radar and the lazy media/aggenda pushers (GenZero, RideAKL and a couple of other very selfish self interested mobs) just copy and paste the article they did 6 months ago.

The effort now looks to have been redirected towards sorting a second crossing which would be road north, rail north and south. The bridge then becomes road south and has spare lanes which can be used for cake baking, a rifle range, Red Bull High Diving Competitions and other fun things like that. There was even a group of Club and Westhaven users representives, NRWYCWG inc WMUA, who have been suggesting the spare lanes could be used for walkers and push bikes, what a bunch of jokers that mob are.

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Yes nothing has changed QS and engineer reports from years ago pointed out the substantial issues with this thing, I was told not in my lifetime, then they got quotes for a Carbon one from a boatbuilder to lighten it but still no go. 

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But it's a shovel ready project. Jacinda said so and she never lies 

I laughed at the part about hanging it off the concrete pillars that support the whole bridge. Anyone that has done the bridge walk knows that the bridge is steel from just above the water. The concrete pillars do nothing 

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I suspect the Council and Govt finding themselves beyond broke may have some input as well, this was going to cost over 1/2 billion dollars.

1 hour ago, Deep Purple said:

But it's a shovel ready project. Jacinda said so and she never lies

And did it while that bobblehead, Silly Philly Goff, was standing beside her. Both knew it wasn't as their jaws flapped.

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On 12/04/2019 at 4:16 PM, Priscilla II said:

Are we the only city that puts pedestrians smack next to motorways.

Well, I dunno, but the bike/walking path on the San Fran Golden Gate bridge is stunningly beautiful. 

Actually, when I did it during the 2013 AC I bumped into some Kiwis, they were easy to spot with 

those silver ferns on the bike bags. I kiddingly asked the bloke which of the New Zealand teams he 

was with - but all he said was "We are the real Kiwis!!" 

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6 hours ago, DrWatson said:

Call me suspicious, but I smell a rat.

There is very little around all of the Skypath and associated things AND many of the people involved that doesn't have a similar nose to your deceased rodent. You have a good nose on you.

I see headlines today 'Secret planning for second harbour crossing underway'. I'm can't think of who it's being kept a secret from though or why.

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Why the the powers that be didn't do a right turn and head north at the bottom of the Victoria St tunnel go under the Harbour and exit between the motorway and Barry's Point Road is beyond me.

We do have some PC bureaucratic dickwads that exhibit such short term thinking its criminal. Quick put a band aid on it and declare the problem fixed, nobody will notice.

We need infrastructure designed for 20 years not 5 and the dumbnuts that think we will all be electric soon,  where are we going to get the power required to charge a nation of electric cars. Oopsie we haven't addressed that infrastructure requirement yet have we.

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4 hours ago, Rats said:

We need infrastructure designed for 20 years not 5 and the dumbnuts that think we will all be electric soon,  where are we going to get the power required to charge a nation of electric cars. Oopsie we haven't addressed that infrastructure requirement yet have we.

Easy, just shut down Tewai Pt. Screw Southland, we need our smug mobiles.

Other than that, yes, infrastructure planning does need to extend past election cycles.

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7 hours ago, waikiore said:

The next crossing is being kept secret from those whose houses the tunnel will pop up next to in Hauraki area......

Ah yes of course. On the door step of the new massive apartment complex going in where that happy clappy church currently is maybe????

But then it is in a logical spot for a tunnel to exit so that would suggest it won't come out there :)

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29 minutes ago, KM... said:

Ah yes of course. On the door step of the new massive apartment complex going in where that happy clappy church currently is maybe????

But then it is in a logical spot for a tunnel to exit so that would suggest it won't come out there :)

No, the ground is worse than shithouse through there. From a geotechnical point of view, that is the worst place to put a tunnel. Nothing but mud and peaty swampy sh*t.

I like the idea of coming straight out of Waterview and across the Harbour. That would work. Fair few houses to bowl on the NS side though, to join with the M way again. Could get expensive.

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49 minutes ago, Fish said:

No, the ground is worse than shithouse through there. From a geotechnical point of view, that is the worst place to put a tunnel. Nothing but mud and peaty swampy sh*t.

I like the idea of coming straight out of Waterview and across the Harbour. That would work. Fair few houses to bowl on the NS side though, to join with the M way again. Could get expensive.

And there lies another problem. The current 3 lane system cannot cope with the bridge traffic.

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Maybe but adding a second crossing that uses spaghetti junction and northern motorway to Albany isn't going to work either.

The sou-western should have carried on down rosscomon, across weymouth, Pukekohe, tuakau, coming out at pokeno

The eastern ring road should go across orakie, glen Innes, botany, alfriston, back of papkura, coming in at Ramarama.

If another bridge using the same approaches as the existing bridge is all they can do then they should double stack the motorways like they do in the USA and England

Sadly none of this will ever happen.

I'll be selling a central city house in a few years.........

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Tunnel all the way to Albany and Yes the ring rd should of gone ahead.Just saw on the News the Hamilton express train.3 hrs Frankton to Cbd or there abouts until theres a fault on electrication system $17 one way?

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