Help make biking safer and easier for more people

This project is part of our programme to develop a connected citywide cycle network so people of all ages and abilities can safely choose to make more trips by bike. The next stage is to make biking in Newtown, Berhampore and Mt Cook safer and easier. This will involve taking a fresh look at how to improve neighbourhood connections and develop safer links to the city.

As well as the people who already cycle, we want families, children learning skills on school bike tracks, and anyone else who would like to be able to go by bike sometimes, to have routes where they feel comfortable riding.

The feedback collected from this engagement will be given to the design team to help them assess possibilities for further engagement later in the year.

You can have your say until 17 July 2018

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We’ll be running drop in sessions at different locations, these include:

Saturday 16 June, 1pm – 3pm, pop-up shop, 199 Riddiford Street next to the mall
Thursday 21 June, 5.30pm – 7.30pm, Newtown Community and Cultural Centre theatre, 7 Colombo Street
Saturday 30 June, 1pm – 3pm, pop-up shop, 199 Riddiford Street
Thursday 5 July4pm–6pm, pop-up shop, 199 Riddiford Street

We'll also have forms and assistance available at Kia Ora Newtown, 8 Constable Street, 10am – 3pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays throughout the engagement.

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How we got here

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There are many potential cycling routes between Wakefield Park and the central city, through Berhampore, Newtown and Mt Cook to Pukeahu National War Memorial Park or the Basin Reserve.

Previous investigations and discussions over the last few years have shown a huge number of possibilities, each with advantages and disadvantages.

In 2014, a Citizens’ Advisory Panel, and others, began assessing potential cycling facilities in Berhampore and Newtown. In 2017, the Our Town Newtown project also sought feedback on the future of Newtown.

You can read more about the Citizens’ Advisory Panel and other historic work in the issues report.