Auckland’s proposed SkyPath will be a 5m wide pedestrian and cycle bridge running underneath the Harbour Bridge. Yes, it’s expensive. But it’s going to be fabulous. It will allow people on the North Shore to commute to town on their bikes, and be a major drawcard for future international and local tourists.
Building it will be complex and potentially risky. Because it will use the Alliance model, the construction process will involve lots of experts bringing their ideas to the project, and sharing the risk between them. Hopefully, that will mean innovations and experience to keep workers safe as they operate four or five metres above the sea. At that height, there are lots of variables, and safety will be a prime consideration.
Provided we can keep everybody safe during the construction, the SkyPath should be a stunning feature for New Zealand’s largest city. We are looking forward to seeing it come to life!