Puari ki Kahukura: From Heathcote through Ferrymead, Opawa and Woolston before heading into the central city.

The Heathcote Expressway will be both a commuter and recreational route with connections to Ōpāwaho River Route and therefore the Rapanui – Shag Rock Cycleway and Christchurch Coastal Pathway.

The first part of this route between Wilsons Road and The Tannery is currently under construction and this section is expected to be completed in early 2019. Next year traffic lights will be installed on the intersection of Cumnor Terrace and Garlands Road to allow people walking and cycling to cross Garlands Road.

The full route was approved by the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee for detailed design and construction in 2017.

Changes as a result of consultation

A number of changes were made along the route to respond to issues raised during consultation. The changes include:

  • revising the design on Ferry Road to add in additional car parking
  • changing a section of the cycleway on Cumnor Terrace from a separated path to a neighbourhood greenway in order to retain some mature trees
  • additional car parking bays on Sheldon Street
  • improved landscaping at various points along the route

The initial consultation on the full Heathcote Expressway route closed late last year. Thank you to everyone who submitted.

As a result of consultation undertaken in November/December 2016, further investigations were carried out on the Ferry Road section of the proposed Heathcote Expressway Major Cycle Route. Three options were developed and presented to the Infrastructure Transport and Environment Committee.

Read the detailed Heathcote Expressway Assessment Report [PDF, 8.3 MB].