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Kamo Shared Path

 
This page contains information about the Kamo shared path, a walking and cycling path that leads from Kamo to the Whangarei City Centre. 
Updated: 5/12/2019 2:22 p.m.
Photo of the Kamo Cycleway.

The Kamo shared path is a 6.5 kilometre road-separated route that follows the existing railway corridor that runs north / south through the area. It is designed as a footpath that also allows bicycles.

The path runs from the city centre to Fisher Terrace in Kamo via Manse Street, Kamo Road, Jack Street, Puna Rere Drive and several smaller streets.

It connects a path between 8 schools as well as supermarkets, the CBD, retirement homes and thousands of households.

The route is designed to:

  • provide safer access to the centrally located schools in Whangarei, and
  • provide a connection for residential areas north of the city through to the Whangarei CBD, the Auckland University Campus, and off-road links to key recreational areas such as Kensington Park.

This shared path usage sees 1500 - 2500 users most week days.

Working in partnership with Bike Northland and Bikes in Schools, this key infrastructure will encourage more children to cycle to school by providing safe access for over 5,200 students who attend schools within 500 metres of the new facility.

The route will separate cyclists from high-volume traffic and reduce pressure on State Highway 1 by providing an alternative off-road transport option.

This Kamo route will complete the three primary routes of the Whangarei cycleway network - which include the new Onerahi and Raumanga / Maunu routes.

Proposed Shared Path Map [1mb] 

Update of the Programme

The below is an update on the programme's several stages, as at September 2019:

Stage 1 - Rust Avenue to Cross Street

Now open - via Vinery Lane.

Stage 2 - Cross Street to Kamo Road

Now open - via Manse Street and Kensington Avenue.

Stage 3 - Kamo Road to Jack Street

Now open - via Keyte Street and Jack Street.

Stage 4 - Adams Place to Fisher Terrace

Now open - via Pune Rere Drive.

Stage 5 - Fisher Terrace to Kamo village

The design of the future extension is being scoped out now.

Download "The Final Bit" planned route map [354 kb]

 

Route Map

Picture of a stylised map showing the Kamo Shared Path route.
Picture of a stylised map showing the Kamo Shared Path route. 

 

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