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What are we doing?
To allow cyclists to ride safely between Pōhara Beach and Takaka, we're building a new cycleway.
Generally, the cycleway is seen as a high priority for the community and around 1500 signatures have been collected locally in support of the project. A Golden Bay working group helped Council to develop a detailed plan for the cycle/walkway connection. Our agreed priorities are:
- To provide children with a safe way to get to school;
- To provide the public with a safe way to get from Takaka to Pōhara;
- To provide tourists with a safe way to explore the area.
Why are we doing it?
Cycling has been growing in popularity, and more and more people living in the Pōhara/Tata area are wanting to cycle, both for commuting and recreation purposes. During the holiday period, over 1000 holiday-makers congregate in the area and many of those bring a bicycle.
With the rising popularity of Tasman's Great Taste trail, that number is set to increase steadily and our current infrastructure does not safely support this growth.
How will it affect me?
Construction is almost complete, with the exception of a small section of track to be built between the corner of Selwyn Street & Abel Tasman Drive and number 3 Tennyson Street, that will connect to an existing path.
Construction of the new section of path will begin in early April 2020.
About the project
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Maps, plans and designs
See the final design of the cycleway here.
Takaka to Pōhara Cycleway Final Plans - August 2019 (pdf, 7.1 MB)
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