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Stride 'n' Ride Kāpiti Coast

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 shared pathway.  You can also access our KapitiCoast page for more information on getting around Kāpiti.

Stride 'n' Ride Map now available

Our district has a great network of cycling, walking and bridleway trails that are safe and accessible for people of all ages and levels of fitness. To make it easy for you to get out and explore our trails we've designed a new easy-to-read map. The map lists ten trails covering more than 100 kilometres of the Kāpiti Coast so load up your bike, grab your walking shoes and get out and explore all that our district has to offer.

Check out our Stride ‘n’ Ride Map showing the best pathways for getting around or pick one up from the i-SITE next to the Mediterranean Food Warehouse at Coastlands.

We expect to keep refining this map and welcome any feedback you have, so send us an email at

Kāpiti Coast District shared pathway network plan

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 shared pathway 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 - what's next?

Shared path improvements have been delivered at Tilley Road in Paekākāriki, Poplar Avenue in Raumati South, Raumati Road in Raumati, Mazengarb Road and Kāpiti Road in Paraparaumu, Otaihanga Road in Otaihanga and at the intersection of Park Avenue and Te Moana Road in Waikanae.

Further shared path improvements are planned in Waikanae to enhance connections between the Te Moana interchange and Park Avenue and on Kāpiti Road in Paraparaumu to make it safer and easier to move between Hurley Road and the beach.

This work is being made possible by three-way investment from our Council, the urban cycleways fund and the National Land Transport Fund, (both administered by the NZ Transport Agency).

cycle bridge

Park Avenue separated cycleway concepts

To view the concept drawings for the Park Avenue separated cycleway, click here.

Related links of interest:

NZTA - A shared pathway

NZTA - Separated cycleways - Road to NZ's brave new cycling world will have plenty of bumps, so how will we do it?

Want more information?

Contact: Programme Manager CWB
Phone: 04 296 4700