This page contains information about stage 2 of the Kamo Share Path.
27/09/2017 12:00 a.m.
Work is about to begin on the $3 million, second stage of the Kamo Shared Path - a partnership project by Council, NZTA and KiwiRail.
For several months now contractors Broadspectrum have been working on the $1.8 million first stage of the Kamo Shared Path, from Rust Avenue to Cross Street.
Work on stage two will begin around November and is due to be completed in July/August next year.
This section of the path runs along the eastern side of the rail line, from Cross Street to Kamo. The two-kilometres long, four-metres wide path will feature three intersection upgrades and four railway level crossing upgrades.
It will also include lighting, trees, plants, traffic calming at the Manse Street / Lupton Ave intersection and vehicles will no longer be able to cross the railway line at Wrack Street.
There are three more stages to the track, totalling about $4 million.
It is referred to as a shared path because all sorts of people will be able to use it – cyclists, walkers, runners, even mobility scooter or wheel-chair users.
More than 5,200 children could use this route to get to schools that lie within 500m of the path. That has all sorts of benefits including better fitness, less pollution and traffic congestion in the mornings.
The Kamo route is one of the three main routes of the Whangarei shared path network - the other two being from Raumanga to the Central City and from Onerahi to the City.
The tremendous success we have had with the Hatea Loop proves that when these kinds of facilities are provided, people will make excellent use of them.
That helps to create a sense of community as people start to recognise fellow users along the way which makes life safer and more enjoyable.