Happy New Year! A quick little post just to show what’s bubbling away in town while we’ve all been on holiday. You’ll recall that the first works of the CBD “Accessible City” transport projects were approved before Xmas and are currently under construction. That includes a new 4m-wide shared pathway alongside Hagley Ave.
The final sealing works (and hopefully markings) are still to be completed, but already you can picture what it might be like to use. The (more than) doubling of the previous width should make a huge difference to how well this shared path works (and hopefully dispel the doom merchants…).
The new path should be completed within the next month. Meanwhile, other works are continuing along Hagley Ave and around Hospital Corner. Next week, other works start further in along Colombo/Lichfield/Tuam Sts (including some exciting cycle facilities). So be prepared for possibly having to change your usual cycling route in the interim; keep an eye on Transport for Chch for the latest changes.
Are you looking forward to this new pathway? Do you want more like it?