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 to Shag Rock Cycleway and Christchurch Coastal Pathway.

Route approved for construction from Truscotts Road to Charles Street

The section of the Heathcote Expressway route from Truscotts Road to Charles Street was approved for detailed design and construction by the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee on Thursday 30 March. This followed a number of changes that were made as a result of consultation.

The changes include:

  • A section of the cycleway on Cumnor Terrace is being changed from a separated path to a neighbourhood greenway in order to retain some mature trees
  • Additional car parking bays have been added on Sheldon Street
  • Landscaping will be improved at various points along the route.

Further submissions on Ferry Road

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. Two options were developed: a Preferred Option and an Alternative Option and further consultation was undertaken on these options. Following this, the two options, plus an additional third option will be presented to the Infrastructure Transport and Environment Committee for a decision.

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

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