Upper Harbour Motorway

6 August, 2011



OK OK - this has got almost nothing to do with cycling, but maybe Motorway improvements will make
the real roads better for cyclists.

Today, a day before the SH18 motorway was due to open, NZTA opened it
to pedestrians and, at 2:00pm, cyclists.

Several ACTA members turned up for the opening, and 4 of these had made it an
addendum to Bryan's Saturday Coffee Ride.









Looking west from the Trig Road Bridge.

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And looking East.   This was the entry point for the ride.

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YEAH RIGHT!!!!!    on all counts.

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Tony, Bryan, Maurice and Susan joining in the fun.

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A great afternoon out for all cyclists.

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David, Ron and Susan homeward bound.

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Heading up the hill to the Clarks Lane Footbridge.

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Looking west from the Clarks Lane Footbridge, on Helen's ride on June 12.
The ride today started where the road below disappears in the distance at Trig Road.

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The last hill before the finish.

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Just in case.

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SH16 / SH18 interchange about 14 hours before it opens to traffic on Sunday 7th.

It will never look the same again.

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Photos : John McK

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