NZTA supports cycling
The Government's Urban Cycleways Programme caters to growing demand for making urban cycling a safer and more attractive transport choice. There's growing demand from New Zealander's who want to cycle more. Cycling is already the third most popular recreational activity in NZ and with up to 76% of residents in our biggest urban areas saying they'd cycle if safe, separated cycleways were provided, we're on our way to getting more people cycling to work.
Over the next three years $333 million of shared investment from the Urban Cycleways Fund, the National Land Transport Fund and local government, will enable 54 world-class cycleway projects from Whangarei to Dunedin to get underway.
This is the single biggest investment in cycling in New Zealand's history helping more people to cycle more safely, to more places, more often.
It's exciting stuff - we've already completed seven projects including the Longburn Track in Palmerston North, the first cycleway to be opened in the North Island through the Programme, and the Matai Street East cycleway in Christchurch.