The Tahunanui cycleway project aims to offer a safe route through Tahunanui to the airport cycleway for less confident cyclists.

Tahunanui cycleway project up for consultation

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Nelson City Council have been investigating improving Tahunanui’s cycling facilities and in February, the community will get the chance to have their say on council’s solution.

The Tahunanui cycleway project aims to provide a safe and enjoyable cycling alternative between the existing shared paths from the airport to the Tahunanui Beach area.

Initial public consultation for the project has been done and analysed. During the first project phase in 2014 three routes, including a preferred route, were identified for further investigation. Since that time, Council has completed the required analysis on the three routes.

The initial preferred route has now been amended, making it shorter, more direct, safer and more enjoyable for cyclists.

In February 2017, the community will be invited to provide their views on this preferred route, and potential cycleway designs of how it will look and function if built.

Two open days will be held in February, providing an opportunity for the Tahunanui community to ask questions about the route and designs.

The first, from 3.30-6.30pm on Tuesday, February 7 will be held at the Tahunanui Primary School Hall on Muritai Street.

The second will run from 1-4.30pm on Sunday, February 12 at the Tahunanui Community Centre and will include a ride-through, so people can experience the route first-hand.