We’re postponing the Wheels to Wings – Papanui ki Waiwhetū cycleway information days due to Covid-19 restrictions. We apologise for the inconvenience and we’ll look to reschedule as soon as possible.
We were planning to hold the information days on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 September.
It’s really important that we have a conversation with the community about the changes we’ve made and the different design concepts looked at, so we’re waiting until we can have these discussions in person.
As there has been a high level of engagement with this project it is important that we have the information days when people feel comfortable attending and have the time to consider the information. There will still be an opportunity to give further feedback as planned on the additional design work we’ve done when we hold the information days at a later date.
We consulted on the Wheels to Wings cycleway from January to March this year. We received 1348 submissions from residents, businesses and organisations. Many submitters have lived, or worked, in the area for a long time and have provided us with very detailed feedback. Thanks to everyone who took the time to consider the cycleway proposal.
This cycleway will provide a connection for local cycling trips in the Harewood, Bishopdale and Papanui suburbs to destinations including schools, shops, businesses and recreational facilities.
It will also connect to cycling facilities further afield.
At its western end, Wheels to Wings – Papanui ki Waiwhetū will connect with the Johns Road cycle and pedestrian underpass, linking through to the commercial areas surrounding the airport, and to McLeans Island Road via the Johns Road shared path.
This will be a good connection route for the large number of people working in the commercial area near the airport.
At its eastern end, the cycleway connects directly to the Northern Line cycle route and the future Nor’West Arc cycleway which is currently planned along Matson's Avenue (this will be consulted on later in the year).