New funding to speed up the development of cycleways

Christchurch Central Electorate
Friday, June 26, 2015

Hon Nicky Wagner MP is delighted locals will enjoy the three Christchurch city cycleways sooner than previously planned thanks to funding from the $333 million Urban Cycleways Programme.

“The Northern Line Cycleway, the Quarryman’s Trail, and the Papanui Parallel are important initiatives that will improve the health of our Christchurch community.

“This new funding will accelerate the build, meaning we’ll all be able to take advantage of the cycleways earlier,” Ms Wagner says.

“The three cycle ways will connect Papanui and the central city, Tuckers Road through Papanui to South Hagley Park and Addington, and central city to Barrington.

“These cycleways will complement other transport options we have here and the option to cycle safely will be a drawcard for the area.”

“It’s pleasing to see central and local government working together on our cycleways, with funding contributed from the Urban Cycleways Fund, from the National Land Transport Fund, and from Christchurch City Council.

These cycleways are  part of 41 similar projects around the country designed to encourage cycling by making it safer and more attractive.

National’s commitment to providing safe and accessible urban cycleways is changing the face of cycling in New Zealand.

Attached : the map showing the plan of the Christchurch routes.