The Christchurch Coastal Pathway will provide access to the coastline between Ferrymead and Scarborough Beach in Sumner. It connects communities along its route, and protects and enhances the wildlife along the way.

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The Pathway is a joint project between Christchurch City Council and the Christchurch Coastal Pathway Group(external link). Once complete the pathway will be 6.5km long, stretching from the Ferrymead Bridge to Scarborough Beach in Sumner.

The first 3.5km of the pathway between the Ferrymead Bridge and Beachville Road in Redcliffs, and a section between Shag Rock and the Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club are complete. Both sections are already attracting a growing number of cyclists and pedestrians.

The pathway is almost complete, with the last sections in Moncks Bay being constructed from November 2021 to early 2024.

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Project updates

6 March 2023

As one section of Te Ara Ihutai Christchurch Coastal Pathway is completed, work is beginning on another, with Main Road temporarily narrowing to one lane.

The latest section of the shared path should be fully surfaced and open to bikes, scooters, pedestrians and everything in between by Friday 10 March.

However, there’s still more to do. From Monday 20 March, we have to narrow a stretch of Main Road west of Shag Rock, for approximately four months. This is because the space we have to work with in this area is so narrow.

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