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New plan for an adventure path through the Manawatū Gorge
by Brent Barrett
Recreational riders (and adventurous commuters) are excited by the proposal for a closed stretch of state highway to be a shared adventure path through the Manawatū Gorge. While access is currently prohibited by Waka Kotahi, the route sees lots of informal use, with people on bikes and adventure walkers all enjoying the newfound solitude of the once busy and dangerous road.
Redesignation as a shared path is just one of 13 new recreation and active transport-oriented developments in the Te Apiti masterplan for the Manawatū Gorge area. Led by Horizons Regional Council Chair Rachel Keedwell; the planning involved iwi, Waka Kotahi, Dept of Conservation, three local authorities and adjoining land owners.
Once connected with a riverside shared path proposed from Palmerston North to the western mouth of the Gorge, locals and tourists will enjoy over 70 kilometres of continuous off-road touring from Longburn via Palmy and through the Gorge to Woodville. This unlocks the key connections for a coast-to-coast off-road cycle tour via Palmerston North, an ambition long held by recreation and active transport advocates in the lower North Island.
The masterplan is available at www.teapiti.co.nz Advocates are encouraged to contact their local Mayor, Councillor or MP to encourage the full realization of the masterplan, with a priority on a shared path via the Manawatū Gorge
Inspiration - Sunday Best Spring ride, Wellington 18 September
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