Puari ki Rapanui: Starting at the Ferrymead Bridge, this route leads into the Central City via Linwood.
Rapanui - Shag Rock Cycleway will appeal to people accessing local destinations as well as weekend recreational cyclists heading to Sumner via the Christchurch Coastal Pathway(external link). There will be a connection to the Ōpāwaho River Route at Ferrymead.
The Central City end of the route is currently in construction while consultation for the Ferrymead end of the route was completed at the end of 2016.
The section of the Rapanui – Shag Rock Cycleway from Linwood Park to the Ferrymead Bridge 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 total of 86 submissions were received from across Christchurch. Of these submissions, 93% supported or generally supported the Rapanui – Shag Rock Cycleway, while 7% did not support the scheme.
Read the detailed Rapanui – Shag Rock Cycleway route assessment report [PDF, 3.1 MB].
Construction of the city end of the Rapanui - Shag Rock Cycleway, from the Fizgerald Avenue and Worcester Street intersection to Linwood Park, is expected to be completed in October 2017.
The project involves the construction of 2,500 metres of new cycleway, shared paths, stormwater, kerb and channel, and carriageway improvements. Two existing signalised intersections will also be upgraded. A new signalised cycle and pedestrian crossing will be installed at Aldwins Road. Landscaping and lighting upgrades will also be completed.
Staff have modified plans to keep full traffic movements through the intersection of England and Worcester streets.