This page contains information about Stage 2 of the Kamo Shared Path.
14/12/2017 12:12 p.m.
Whangarei and Kamo are becoming more and more connected as paths and cycleways start to grow through and between the city centre and the suburb.
This week work has begun on the $3million second stage of the Kamo Shared Path, with contractors Broadspectrum Ltd, starting work between Gorrie Street/Cross Street (Regent) and Kamo Road (Kensington).
This second stage follows the $1.8 million first stage, which is being built between Rust Avenue in the City and Cross Street.
Stage two will run along the eastern side of the rail line from Cross Street to Kamo. Two kilometres long, four metres wide, it will feature three intersection upgrades and four railway level crossing upgrades. It will include lighting, trees, plants, traffic calming at the Manse Street, Lupton Avenue intersection, and vehicles will no longer be able to cross the railway line at Wrack Street.
When all four stages of the project are completed the 6.5 kilometre off-road route will create connections between communities along the way, schools and key facilities such as the Auckland University Campus, Whangarei city centre and Kensington Park.
One of Whangarei’s three primary shared path routes, the Kamo Shared Path will provide safe access for over 6,000 living within 500m of the path, and students attending the ten schools along the way.
Working in partnership with Bike Northland and ‘Bikes in Schools’, students will be encouraged to use the shared path. This will reduce traffic pressure on State Highway One and Kamo Road and improve safety for cyclists and walkers and other path users.
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.