Wheels to Wings – Papanui ki Waiwhetū cycleway

Wheels to Wings - Papanui ki Waiwhetū Major Cycle Route will provide a connection from Papanui to the airport via Bishopdale and Harewood.

The cycleway is designed to provide a safe connection for local cycling trips through Harewood, Bishopdale and Papanui to schools, shops, businesses and parks. It also provides a connection to the airport and the approximately 7000 people who work on the airport campus.

We consulted on the cycleway from January to March 2021, and again in November 2021, and received more than 1400 submissions from residents, businesses and organisations. A number of changes were made to the consulted design based on public feedback.

Hearings were held between February and April 2022, where submitters were able to present to the Hearings Panel. The Panel considered all submissions and then made their recommendations to the Council to approve the revised plans following feedback received. The final plans were approved by the Council in July 2022. 

Project update - October 2023

  • We’re continuing to work on the detailed design.
  • We’re meeting with the last few residents and businesses along the route to discuss issues and finalise the detailed design.
  • You’ll start to see our contractors and surveyors onsite undertaking investigations needed to complete the detailed design.
  • We expect construction to begin sometime in 2024, however the construction phasing and timing of the route is yet to be determined.
  • We’re continuing to work with Waka Kotahi regarding their funding contribution to this project.