The link is complete!

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25/09/2019 8:00:00 a.m.

25 September 2019

 

On the afternoon of 20th September, the final piece of asphalt was laid to complete the Linton Park Link shared path.

The 3.1km stretch provides Pukehangi, Western Heights and Sunnybrook residents with a reliable and direct route to and from Rotorua’s central city.

As part of the 23km of shared path, Rotorua’s CyWay network aims to improve access and safety for residents with mobility issues, create space for young families with prams, scooters or bikes and space for cyclists to move about more freely, separate from traffic.

 

Beginning on Pukehangi Road, intersecting Edmund Road, and emerging near the Mount View Road shops, the path weaves its way through the landscape of local reserves.

For the next three weeks contractors will be focusing on creating safe crossing points where the path intersects roads, and reinstating grass at the path’s edge.

 

Background

Each project is part of the Urban cycle programme that supports the district’s Urban Cycling Strategic Plan which aims to provide our community with safe and enjoyable riding facilities.

Funding for the programme is shared between Rotorua Lakes Council, Government and the New Zealand Transport Agency.

You can find more information about the shared path and CyWay projects, here.

 

What’s next?

The next Cyway project dubbed ‘The Utuhina Link’ is due to begin construction in October 2019, and is likely to be complete by the end of summer next year.

 

How can I stay in the loop with CyWay activities and news?

  • You can get updates and read about events on the CyWay network by following Cyway Rotorua on Facebook, or contacting cycling@rotorualc.nz
     
  • Rotorua Bike Festival is on between October 25 - November 3 2019, and Rotorua Lakes Council are supporting a range of activities planned for all ages and stages. Visit https://www.rotoruabikefestival.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/CywayRotorua/ for more information.
Page reviewed: 25 Sep 2019 8:00am