Big step forward for Dunedin-Port Chalmers walking/cycling path

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has just announced the completion of the latest section of the State Highway 88 walking and cycling path between the Maia to St Leonards (official opening in November). According to the NZTA:  “This section of the Shared Path involving a $1M investment by the NZTA creates a continuous 4.5 km route for walking and cycling commuters between Dunedin and St Leonards. This alternative to State highway 88 from Dunedin to Port Chalmers, offers a safe direct route for cyclists and walkers with places to stop and enjoy the stunning views over the Otago Harbour.”

“NZ Transport Agency Otago-Southland State Highways Manager Ian Duncan says, “Funding is being sought for design and resource consents in this financial year for the remaining sections of the Shared Path route from St Leonards to Port Chalmers. The construction of these, which are supported in the 2012/15 Otago Regional Land Transport Programme, will be reviewed as funding becomes available.”

A tip of the hat to NZTA and all the other folks over the years for this beautiful extension to one of Dunedin’s finest and safest rides.

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One Response to Big step forward for Dunedin-Port Chalmers walking/cycling path

  1. kaikatea says:

    I used the path on friday, cycling from town to port. It was a pleasure to find the path open and to have a relaxed ride separated from the heavy traffic on SH88 until St Leonards. People were out on the path walking dogs and with children in prams and on scooters, enjoying the sunny afternoon. The path will be even better once the new plantings have grown a bit.

    The cycle/walkway is a boon for St Leonards residents, as well as for dunedin cyclists in general. As part of the larger planned harbour cycleway and link through caversham and chain hills tunnels to link with the rail trail, it will be a tourist drawcard for our city as well.

    Fantastic.

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