• Guest Post: The Season for Cycleway Building Part Two

    Guest Post: The Season for Cycleway Building Part Two1

    Guest blogger Robert continues his observations on cycleway progress around the city: Rapanui / Shag Rock (Puari ki Rapanui) The first section of of this cycleway, which will link the CBD with the Coastal Pathway Project at Ferrymead, will eventually enable a reasonably direct and cycle friendly route to Sumner. Compared to the Papanui Parallel

  • All aboard the Heathcote Expressway consultation

    All aboard the Heathcote Expressway consultation1

    It’s been a busy couple of months in terms of Major Cycleway consultations. So far we’ve seen three planned routes rolled out for public feedback, and there’s one more to squeeze in before Christmas – the Heathcote Expressway. Originally, submissions on this were due to close last week, but that date has now been extended

  • Flashback: Portland Neighbourhood Greenways

    Flashback: Portland Neighbourhood Greenways3

    A number of the recent proposed Major Cycleways are using “neighbourhood greenway” treatments, including Rapanui/Shag Rock, Papanui Parallel, and Uni-Cycle. Most people understand the concepts of separated cycleways and shared paths that are being used for many other Major Cycleway sections. But what exactly is a neighbourhood greenway (NG) and how does it work? We’ve

  • Rapanui / Shag Rock Cycleway Alternate Route Consultation

    Rapanui / Shag Rock Cycleway Alternate Route Consultation1

    Late last year we presented details about the consultations for the Papanui Parallel and Rapanui / Shag Rock cycleway projects. The good news is that Council’s Infrastructure Committee has now approved them for final design and construction, albeit with a few concessions to concerned locals. However one section is being reviewed again, and your feedback

  • More Uni-Cycle consultation in Ilam

    More Uni-Cycle consultation in Ilam7

    The Major Cycleways programme continues with the public consultation for the final part of the Uni-Cycle route, from Riccarton Bush to the University of Canterbury’s Dovedale campus. The proposed 3km route is an interesting mix of all types of cycleways; neighbourhood greenways, shared paths, and separated bikeways. Let’s have a look along the route, heading

  • Papanui Parallel Cycleway Consultation

    Papanui Parallel Cycleway Consultation5

    UPDATE: Another option has been added in at the south end and the closing date for submissions has been extended to Mon 14th December. Another week, another Major Cycleway consultation, it really is all on at the moment. The latest cycleway to be unveiled takes us north of the city – and it’s quite a



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