Navigate Up
Sign In

Kamo Shared Path Extension: Opening Event - 24 November 2019

 
This page contains a news story about an opening event for the Kamo Shared Path. Stages 3 and 4 will be celebrated by a community event on Sunday 24 November 2019.
Updated: 7/11/2019 1:11 p.m.

Kamo Shared Path Opening Stages 3 and 4, Kensington Park (start/finish area in front of Whangarei Netball Centre).

Sunday 24 November 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Come along and join the fun as we celebrate the official opening of Stages 3 & 4 of the Kamo Shared Path.

  • Prizes for best dressed bikes
  • Electric bike giveaway
  • Walk, run, ride, skate, skoot the new shared path (6.4km round trip to Fisher Terrace, Kamo)
  • Entertainment
  • Refreshments and free sausage sizzle

Picture of boy riding a training-wheels bike and an older man on a mobility scooter using the Kamo Shared Path at a 2016 event.
The first opening event in 2016 was a hit, but now the path is much longer.

The newest piece of a path that winds like a white ribbon, from Rust Avenue in central Whangarei, along the railway line, past the backs of houses and businesses, through parks and over railway tracks to Kamo, will be officially opened with a celebration on 24 November 2019.

The third and fourth sections of the Kamo Shared Path ($4million), extend from Kamo Road (at Kensington) to Fisher Terrace in Kamo. They include a signalised crossing at Kamo Road, and a 7.5m long, 2.4m High and 3m wide underpass just before Fisher Terrace.

The new sections combine with the $1.8million first stage of the path, from Rust Avenue to Cross Street (opened last December) and the $3 million second section between Cross Street and Kamo Road (opened this winter) to provide a 6km long link between the District’s northern suburb and the city.

The road-separated route connects together the communities, schools and key facilities such as:

  • the Auckland University Campus,
  • Whangarei City Centre and
  • Kensington Park.

The shared path is one of three (Onerahi, Raumanga, Kamo) designed to get more Whangarei people off the road and more able to move around by cycling or walking.

As well as creating safe links for school children and workers the routes should ease pressure on the city’s roads and increase health and wellbeing in the community.  

More about the Kamo Shared Path is available here: 

Resources

Disclaimer/Copyright

Whangarei District Council owns this website and the information, images and photographs in it are subject to copyright. No portion may be copied or republished without prior permission of Whangarei District Council. We have made every reasonable effort to provide accurate and reliable information. The use of any information is at the website visitor’s own risk and discretion.