This page contains information about the Raumanga / Maunu shared path.
13/01/2020 4:28 p.m.
The Raumanga / Maunu shared path is a shared 5 kilometre route designed for pedestrians and cyclists.
The shared path is designed to provide safer for people travelling between Whangarei's western suburbs and the city.
The mainly off-road route which runs through Carruth park will also provide access to the Whangarei Hospital, NorthTec and recreational areas such as Tarewa Park and Cafler Park in the city.
Construction on the project began in 2013.
This Raumanga / Maunu route will complete the three primary routes of the Whangarei cycleway network - which include the new Onerahi and Kamo routes.
Onerahi Shared Path
Kamo Shared Path
Existing and Proposed Shared Paths Map [1mb]
Raumanga Reserve to Tarewa Park
This 1 kilometre section of the path, which stretches from the Raumanga Reserve along the back of Tarewa Park, is now complete.
The job included clearing out the stream and stream banks, replacing the old 600mm wide Te Mai footbridge with a 2.5 metre wide foot and cycle bridge as well as constructing a new 2.5 metre wide bridge in the Raumanga Reserve.
Tarewa Road/State Highway 1 to Bernard Street
The 400 metre link that starts at the Tarewa Road / Otaika Road intersection and runs along the Raumanga Stream to Bernard Street was completed in July 2015.
Otaika Road/State Highway 1 to Bernard Street
Work has been completed on the 400 metre long, 3 metre wide concrete path from Otaika Road (State Highway 1) to Bernard Street that follows the Raumanga Stream.
Bernard Street to Maunu Road
A 500 metre section of the route, between Bernard Street and Maunu Road, is yet to be completed.
Bernard Street to Cafler Park
The last piece, from Maunu Road, will go through the little park across the road from Porowini Avenue and then along First Avenue to Cafler Park.
The shared path was initially designed to run through Cafler Park.
After discussions with the Parks Department and the Walking and Cycling Reference Group it has been agreed that the development of this section of the route will be put on hold to allow Council to investigate an alternative route.
The reasons for consdering an alternative route are to:
- Provide a more direct route from First Avenue
- Separate cyclists from pedestrians (in a high pedestrian area)
- Look at the option of using the Second Avenue Bridge which is wider than the bridge initially proposed in the plan.
In future the NZ Transport Agency will build a pedestrian/cycle underpass under Otaika Road (at the end of Tarewa Park) which will enable walkers and cyclists to avoid the risk of crossing the busy Otaika Road (State Highway 1).