Work is getting under way on the first section of the Nor’West Arc cycleway between Cashmere Road and Annex Road, and a further section on Hansons Lane, Suva Street and Ballantyne Avenue.
The section of this route from Princess Margaret Hospital to the University of Canterbury was consulted on in 2017 with changes made to modified improve visibility and add safer road crossing points.
The route of the northern section (University up to Harewood Road) is not yet determined, and will go to public consultation before it is confirmed.
Once completed, this route is expected to be used primarily by commuters and students from Cashmere High, Our Lady of Assumption, Hoon Hay, Manning Intermediate, Spreydon, Hillmorton High, Middleton Grange, Kirkwood Intermediate, Ilam, Burnside, Cobham Intermediate and Burnside High and Allenvale Schools.
It will connect to the Quarryman’s Trail, Little River Link, South Express, Uni–Cycle and Northern Line cycle routes once complete.