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Campbell Live on the Skypath

Campbell Live did an excellent piece last night about the Skypath. If you haven’t seen it yet it is well worth a watch.

Campbell Live - Skypath

We have done a number of posts about the project in recent months, you can see them here.

Note to our commenter who is a part time resident of Northcote: Yes we know you don’t like the project and if you want to comment on this post then please remain respectful that other people are allowed to have different opinions (well that goes for everyone).

23 comments to Campbell Live on the Skypath

  • Brendan

    Calling all St Mary’s Bay Residents.

    St Mary’s Bay Association is having their AGM at 7:30pm next Thursday July 25, at Richmond Yacht Club, Westhaven and I have requested the following Members Motion be voted upon:

    “The St Mary’s Bay Association supports the SkyPath project, as the members of the St Mary’s Bay Association believe this project will be for the betterment of the amenities of St Mary’s Bay (and its environs) and it will encourage the full recreational use of the Auckland Harbour environs”

    Please come along and vote to support the SkyPath. If you are not already a St Mary’s Bay Association Member you can join on the night, the cost of an annual membership is $20.

    Boundary Map of St Marys can be found at http://www.stats.govt.nz/Census/2006CensusHomePage/Boundary/BoundaryMap.aspx?id=3515202&type=au&ParentID=1000002

  • If you haven’t seen how good the view are, here are a few pics I took on a stunning day a few months ago while accompanying my friends bungy jumping. Was worth the $20 spectator fee, so people will flock too it for a couple of dollars. http://aklobservations.tumblr.com/post/52527390892/future-views-from-the-skypath-luckily-my-friends

  • Buzz

    I understand that the St Mary’s Bay Association has been strongly opposed to SkyPath. Do they also oppose Waterfront Auckland’s plan for a walking & cycling promenade along the water’s edge at the Westhaven marina?

    Interestingly, they pushed for the ‘nice to have’ but unnecessary footbridge across the motorway between Jacob’s Ladder in St Mary’s Bay and Westhaven, This cost approx $8M.

    • The SMA is the platform one crank’s view I’m afraid. Like Northcote there are other voices on these issues in there but time rich over-entitled bullies get themselves in control of these little parish pump organisations and pour their energy into using the platform to force their miserable and, it seems, selfishly negative world views onto the whole city.

      More reasonable people tend to have better things to do.

  • SteveC

    he referred to the “central city rail LINK” the message is starting to get through!

    all up a very positive piece

  • SF Lauren

    I like how the guy tries to trick the uninformed into thinking it costs $11 to get onto the Sydney harbour bridge and that we get the low low price of $3.50.

    • It costs $11 to go to the observation area in Sydney, which is a pretty accurate comparison. It’s a pretty crap view from the walking path because of all the wire fencing enclosing it, so you do have to go up to get the good views. The difference is it costs nothing to cross the Sydney bridge if you aren’t there to look at the view.

  • Swan

    Looks good. An transport project with a hope in hell of having users pay! Not to mention the external benefits. All via a committed amateur activist with a “don’t take no for an answer attitude”. Good on Bevan Woodward for showing the report writing professionals how to do it.

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