The Council will deliver $65 million of its $156 million Major Cycle Routes network over the next three years, with a local investment of $23.5 million.
Christchurch City Council is inviting public comment on its plans for new cycleways in the city.
All are part of the Council's planned network of 13 Major Cycle Routes.
Plans are available for the entire 4.9 kilometre Papanui Parallel route from Bealey Avenue to the railway line at Sawyers Arms Road. After early feedback on the route, separate plans are available showing an option for the cycleway to go along Caledonian Road, from Edgeware Road to Purches Street, where it would carry on along Colombo Street to Bealey Avenue.
Consultation closes on Monday 14 December.
Papanui Parallel consultation booklet [PDF 22MB]
Caledonian Road option consultation booklet [PDF 8.7MB]
To help people understand the decisions made during development of the route, the Scheme Assessment Report is available along with the appendices. All are pdfs and some files sizes are quite large due to the number of plans and photographs.
Consultation is now closed on the designs for the city end of the Rapanui — Shag Rock Cycleway, from the intersection of Worcester Street and Fitzgerald Avenue to Linwood Park.
Comments are no loinger being accepted on plans for cycleways in Addington, Middleton and the Central City, part of the Little River Link.
Once staff have analysed all the comments on both routes and any changes made, a report with recommendations on how to proceed will be presented to the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee in February 2016.
The Council will build a new cycleway running past Christchurch Boys' High School and a wider shared path through North Hagley Park next year.
Completing these sections will mean a significant portion of the Uni-Cycle route is built to Major Cycle Routes standard. That will allow people to ride safely from Riccarton Bush past Christchurch Boy's High School, Mona Vale and Christchurch Girls' High School into Hagley Park and to the Central City at Armagh Street."
People can now ride a separated cycleway alongside Matai Street East past Christchurch Girls' High School and into Hagley Park.
A new crossing with traffic lights provides a safe easy crossing over Deans Avenue.
The cycleway connects with existing facilities and provides access to a number of destinations, including Christchurch Boys' and Girls' high schools, Riccarton Bush as well as Mona Vale and Hagley Park.
Uni-Cycle Route factsheet [PDF 1.5MB]
The community will get more than $1.2 billion in benefits from the network over 40 years, according to transport planning company Quality Transport Planning (QTP). Among the benefits that were allocated a monetary value in the QTP report were the impacts on health and well-being, pollution, road congestion and crash rates.