National Cycleway story on National Radio Sunday 20 Sept 8:15am

Coming up on Sunday, 20 September, 2009

The idea of a national cycleway has attracted a lot of criticism, but Insight travels to the regions and finds quite a different reaction

A bicycle in the sunset

The National Cycleway is an idea that stemmed out of the Jobs Summit, and the Government's vision is that it will create hundreds of jobs and bolster New Zealand tourism.


It has its critics: The Opposition says it will not create the promised jobs and some say the $50 million committed to it is not enough.


But out in the communities through which the Cycleway would travel, there is a sense of excitement and a bubbling enthusiasm.

Monique Devereux visits the people and the communities who say they are committed to making the New Zealand Cycleway work - with or without the Government's help.


Podcast download attached below in mp3 format.