The unscheduled break in website service followed by a busy Biketober means that we haven’t spent much time lately highlighting all the work that has been going on on the Major Cycleway network recently. Unless you’ve picked up a copy of the latest City Cycle Map or taken part in one of the recent Biketober rides along the cycleway routes, you may not realise that four extensive new cycleways have now been completed (well, one is weeks away from the finishing touches), adding about 19km to the network.
So to whet your appetite, here’s a taster of one:
This is part of the Little River Link, which now leads you all the way from South Hagley Park out towards Hornby via Addington and Wigram on a separated cycleway. This photo shows the new signalised crossing at Barrington St, leading onto the pathway that heads alongside the Brougham St off-ramp towards the next crossing at Collins St. There are also new signalised crossings at Lincoln Rd and Wrights Rd. When the second stage of the Chch Southern Motorway is constructed, another short link will connect the route to the Little River Rail Trail, allowing continuous protected cycling out to Prebbleton, Lincoln and beyond.
Over the next few weeks, I will try to introduce you to each of the newly completed bits of cycleway that have popped up over the past few months, so that you can get familiar with them. But of course, you don’t have to wait for me – grab your cycle map and go out and explore them yourselves!
Have you tried any of the new Major Cycle Routes yet?