Good ideas have a way of spreading… As part of the Muddy Urbanism research lab Hannah Ryan proposed the Te Waitahurangi Loop, a continuous recreational corridor that connects existing recreational open spaces around the recreational volume of the Whau River.
This week the New Zealand Herald ran an article on the proposed Whau Coastal Walkway Project
“A bid to link two harbours via a new path for walking and cycling has been launched, with its backers promising a self-help project that will go easy on Auckland ratepayers’ pockets.
The path is proposed to go along the Whau River – an arm of the Waitemata Harbour that reaches from the Te Atatu waterfront to deep inside West Auckland suburbs nudging the Manukau Harbour.
“For too long we have turned our backs on the Whau River” is the slogan of a group, headed by Keep Auckland Beautiful chairman Iris Donoghue, which believes the sleepy mangrove-fringed estuary can be a valuable addition to Auckland’s growing coastal walkway system.”
“Harbour Walkway on the Cards” Wayne Thompson, NZ Herald 31st July 2014 – http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11301609
“Fantastic energy for Harbour pathway project- Whau River Boardwalk” Barbara Cuthbert, Chair of Cycle Auckland, 31st July 2014 – http://caa.org.nz/general-news/fantastic-energy-for-harbour-pathway-project-whau-river-boardwalk/
To read about Hannah’s project in more detail: https://muddyurbanismlab.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/te-waitahurangi-loop/