The committee overseeing construction of Christchurch’s new major cycle routes has settled on a design option for the Ferry Road section of the Heathcote Expressway.
After considering three options the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee today decided to proceed with a design that provides for the use of Ferry Road's existing wide footpaths to accommodate one-way cycle paths.
There will be a physical separation between the space for cyclists and the space for pedestrian.
The two other options considered by the Committee were:
Committee Chair Cr Pauline Cotter said after weighing the pros and cons of each of the three options and considering public feedback, the Committee felt widening the existing footpaths to accommodate one-lane cycle paths was the best option.
“We’ve had some very healthy community engagement around the different options and the one we’ve settled on appears to be agreeable to most,’’ Cr Cotter said. “It is a safe option that also allows us to make some amenity improvements on Ferry Road.’’.