With funding from central government, Wellington City Council is investing $37 million in new cycling infrastructure.
This is the first step towards developing a network of cycle routes that will make it safer and easier for people of all ages and abilities to travel by bike.
To start with, we are developing areas where there is already a high demand, and connecting suburbs to the central city with safe and direct cycling routes will encourage a lot more people to go by bike.
These projects have received government funding for 2015 to 2019 through the Urban Cycleways Programme (UCP) and the National Land Transport Fund, both administered by the New Zealand Transport Agency:
Some of these projects have required additional capital investment so we can achieve wider benefits for the city, such as new or upgraded public spaces and recreation areas.
Although the UCP is now closed, delivery timeframes have been extended by the Government to allow projects to be completed. Further central government funding is likely to be available in 2021.