It's a bit sad when my posts are filled up with such things as the building of cycleways, but it IS winter, and my cycling is restricted these days to short trips down to the shops and back. Something to do with the weekends all being tempestuous and wet these days. Anyway, the good news is, that by spring there will be a much easier route in and out of Te Atatu, and it's somewhat thrilling to find one's wheels turning on virgin pathway (so to speak).
Plenty of footwear seems to have tried the new concrete route, but wheels will be turning in the future I'm sure. I only hope that it's possible to negotiate the pedestrians and pushchairs on the cyclepath that crosses the park. The green cycleway below ends in the angled parking of the main shops - and you need your wits about you to avoid backing cars.