New funding to speed up development of the New Plymouth Cycleways
New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young is delighted locals will enjoy the Coronation Avenue and Mangati cycleway sooner than previously planned thanks to $147,000 of funding from the Urban Cycleways Programme.
“The Coronation Avenue and Mangati cycleways are an important initiative that will improve the health of our community.
“This new funding will accelerate the build, meaning we’ll all be able to take advantage of the cycleway earlier,” said Jonathan Young
“The Coronation Avenue Cycleway will improve the current lanes which connects over 1000 students in the area to cycle to school and commuters cycling into the CBD.”
“The Mangati Pathway is a stretch of 680m of shared path linking the industrial area of Bell Block to the Coastal Walkway and the CBD. This will provide safer off-road access for primary school students and also residents cycling to the CBD. The links created to the Coastal Walkway and Forgotten World Highway Cycle Trail is a great addition to encourage recreational cycling in the area.”
“This cycleway will complement other transport options we have here and the option to cycle safely will be a drawcard for the area.”
“It’s pleasing to see central and local government working together on our cycleway, with $147,000 contributed from the Urban Cycleways Fund, $150,000 from the National Land Transport Fund, and $148,000 from New Plymouth District Council.
This cycleway is one of 41 similar projects around the country designed to encourage cycling by making it safer and more attractive.
National’s commitment to providing safe and accessible urban cycleways is changing the face of cycling in New Zealand.