Descriptions and latest progress for each of the Major Cycle Routes.
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The major cycle routes were developed in response to a community desire for more travel choice and safer cycling options after Christchurch's earthquakes. 13 cycle routes were approved by the Council in 2013.
Getting more people cycling is key to addressing climate change, creating healthier communities and reducing congestion. The major cycle routes and other cycleways are designed to encourage people to ride because they can see it's a safe, convenient option to get where they want to go.
The Government has recently announced funding for five of these cycle routes and the Christchurch Coastal Pathway. You can see more about the funding announcement(external link) and a map of the routes that are to be constructed with the Government's funding. [PNG, 433 KB]
Find out what the cycleways look like and learn how to use them.
Cycle usage data from our automated counters is also available via Smartview.(external link)