Reporter Alice Guy goes for a ride along the Green Corridor.

I thought I had made up my mind on the Green Corridor, but that was before I strapped on a helmet and climbed on a bike.

Like a lot of the naysayers I had cast a shadow of doubt over the winding route through town that I had seen few people using, but there were actually lots of things I liked about it.

I started out on the eastern side of town on Hinemoa St.

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The corridor was well signposted, with its bright green paint and enormous bike logos, the pathway was smooth and it felt wide enough that I could leisurely ride along with a friend.

Although I did have to negotiate my way around a delivery van parked in the middle of the corridor, I was enjoying my ride.

Crossing at the traffic lights made what seemed quite daunting actually really easy and I was able to move along at my own pace despite the much slower foot traffic.

Navigating the construction work at Te Manawa was admittedly a nightmare.

I had to cut the entire way around what was a small pathway and at one point narrowly missed a pedestrian as I rounded a blind corner.

But this is something I can't criticise the Green Corridor for and I am curious to see how the cycle traffic will move through that space once it's complete.

Tutanekai St was where I had the most to complain about.

The plant boxes and benches made it difficult to access the cycle side of the footpath and I did fear I would crash into a pedestrian.

The best part of this section was the red and white crossings, they were easy to spot as I cycled along and gave a clear direction for which way I was supposed to go.

I was lucky enough to know that the painted section of Haupapa St was the cycle lane, as I think this was the least signposted section.

Once I was on it, it was smooth sailing through to Kuirau Park.

My only criticism of this segment is that perhaps a crossing could be added at Amohia St.

Overall, I enjoyed it, the ride was smooth, flat, easy to follow and it didn't take much time at all to get through the city.