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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 will all happen on road reserve. Some existing fences will need to be moved from their current position to land-owners boundaries. Letters notifying residents along the route have been delivered.
Abel Tasman Drive will be reduced to single-lane traffic flow with manual stop/go signs and/or traffic lights in place.
Residents within the work area will always have access to their properties but there may be delays at times.
About the project
||6 November 2019.
||By February 2020.
||Single-lane traffic on Abel Tasman Drive with manual stop/go signs and/or traffic lights in place.
||Fulton Hogan Ltd.
Maps, plans and designs
See the final design of the cycleway here.
Takaka to Pōhara Cycleway Final Plans - August 2019 (pdf, 7.1 MB)
Public Liaison Manager
- Pat Brunning, Fulton Hogan Ltd, phone 027-201 6031
Council Project manager