Our district is becoming renowned for walking, cycling and horse riding. Work is underway to improve our walking, cycling and horse riding facilities and better connect our communities.
Our network of cycleways, walkways and bridleways (CWB) has been reviewed to improve the way we get around Kāpiti. We have looked at how we can improve our roads and footpaths to better meet our future needs.
In 2015 Council approved funding to make improvements to our CWB network over the next four years.
Using data from the ‘Getting around Kāpiti’ survey we've come up with a list of 45 different projects to put into the CWB network plan. Each project has an emphasis on improving recreational loops and links to existing cycleways, walkways and bridleways to the town centres.
The Mackays to Peka Peka Cycleway, Walkway and Bridleway is a fantastic addition to the Kāpiti Coast. We now have a quality off-road cycleway between Poplar Avenue and Peka Peka that connects with the Te Awa o Whareroa cycleway in Queen Elizabeth Park. These two cycleways form the backbone of our off-road cycleway network.
Stride ‘n’ Ride Kāpiti Coast is our initiative that will make it easier to walk and cycle around our district. Overall it will deliver a $5 million package of shared path improvements between Paekākāriki and Waikanae and will enhance connections to and from our town centres and the Mackays to Peka Peka Cycleway, Walkway and Bridleway.
In 2016, we completed work at Tilley Road in Paekākāriki, Poplar Avenue in Raumati South, Mazengarb Road and Kāpiti Road in Paraparaumu, and Otaihanga Road in Otaihanga.
This year we'll be improving pedestrian and cycling connections and paths on Poplar Avenue in Raumati South, Raumati Road in Raumati and east and west of the Expressway interchange on Te Moana Raod in Waikanae. We're also upgrading the Te Moana and Park Avenue intersection to improve pedestrian and cycle safety. This work is being made possible by three-way investment from the Kāpiti Coast District Council, the Urban Cycleways Fund and the National Land Transport Fund, (both administered by the NZ Transport Agency).
Work to improve cycle connections on Poplar Avenue west of Leinster Avenue and between Matai Road and Glen Road will be progressed in 2017. Click here to view the concept design.
The improvements will provide a safe and consistent pathway for kids travelling to local schools or the Kāpiti Expressway Cycleway at Leinster Avenue, and will help promote walking and easy cycling along Poplar Avenue. It will also improve pedestrian and cycle safety and accessibility between the Raumati South shops and the Te Ara o Whareroa Cycleway in Queen Elizabeth Park.
Work is underway to construct a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists on the north side of Raumati Road which will extend from the Expressway to Raumati Beach village. This work is expected to be complete in June 2017, subject to favourable weather conditions.
Contact: Programme Manager CWB
Phone: 04 296 4700