The Christchurch Coastal Pathway will provide access to the coastline between Ferrymead and Scarborough Beach in Sumner. It connects communities along its route, and protects and enhances the wildlife along the way.
The Pathway is a joint project between Christchurch City Council and the Christchurch Coastal Pathway Group(external link). Once complete the pathway will be 6.5km long, stretching from the Ferrymead Bridge to Scarborough Beach in Sumner.
The first 3.5km of the pathway between the Ferrymead Bridge and Beachville Road in Redcliffs, and a section between Shag Rock and the Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club are complete. Both sections are already attracting a growing number of cyclists and pedestrians.
The funding for the final section of the of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway around Moncks Bay has just been announced by the Government(external link) as part of their 'shovel ready' projects to stimulate the economy and create jobs. Construction will start around the beginning of next year starting with the section from Redcliffs to the Christchurch Yacht Club. Design work on that section and the area around Moncks Bay is already underway.