Puari ki Rapanui: Starting at the Ferrymead Bridge, this route leads into the Central City via Linwood.

Rapanui - Shag Rock Cycleway will appeal to people accessing local destinations as well as weekend recreational cyclists heading to Sumner via the Christchurch Coastal Pathway. There will be a connection to the Ōpāwaho River Route at Ferrymead.

The Central City end of the route is currently in construction while consultation for the Ferrymead end of the route was completed at the end of 2016.

Route from Linwood Park to the Ferrymead Bridge approved

The section of the Rapanui – Shag Rock Cycleway from Linwood Park to the Ferrymead Bridge was approved for detailed design and construction by the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee on Thursday 30 March. This followed a number of changes that were made as a result of consultation.

The changes include:

  • The shared path will be widened from 3 metres to 4 metres where possible along the route
  • Local connections into the cycleway on Linwood Avenue will be added
  • Cyclist priority and detectors will be added at intersections
  • The Cranley Street u-turn bay will be upgraded

Consultation on the Rapanui - Shag Rock Cycleway between Linwood Park and the Ferrymead Bridge closed on December 15 last year. Thank you to everyone who submitted.

A total of 86 submissions were received from across Christchurch.  Of these submissions, 93% supported or generally supported the Rapanui – Shag Rock Cycleway, while 7% did not support the scheme.

Read the detailed Rapanui ­– Shag Rock Cycleway route assessment report [PDF 3.3MB].

Construction of the city end

Construction of the city end of the Rapanui - Shag Rock Cycleway, from the Fizgerald Avenue and Worcester Street intersection to Linwood Park, has started.

The concrete recently laid along the Rapanui – Shag Rock Cycleway has been tested and found to be below the standard for strength. The concrete will need to be replaced over the next two months.

This work will not create any extra costs for the funders of the project.

Construction of the Rapanui – Shag Rock Cycleway between Fitzgerald Avenue and Linwood Park is now scheduled to finish by August 2017.

The project involves the construction of 2,500 metres of new cycleway, shared paths, stormwater, kerb and channel, and carriageway improvements. Two existing signalised intersections will also be upgraded. A new signalised cycle and pedestrian crossing will be installed at Aldwins Road.  Landscaping and lighting upgrades will also be completed.

Plans modified

Staff have modified plans to keep full traffic movements through the intersection of England and Worcester streets. 

Rapanui to Shag Rock Cycleway: section 1 final plans part 1 and 2 [PDF 1.9MB]