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Nearly $1.2 million spent on walking and cycling

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For immediate release
29 March 2004

Nearly $1.2 million spent on walking and cycling projects around New Zealand

Pedestrians and cyclists around New Zealand will welcome the news that nine walking and cycling projects totalling nearly $1.2 million have been funded by the government's land transport funding agency, Transfund New Zealand.

The projects funded are:
* cycleway improvements in North Shore City ($50,000)
* further development of a walking and cycling strategy for Papakura District Council ($30,000)
* construction of a cycleway in Nelson City ($415,000)
* construction of cycleways in Christchurch on Centaurus Road ($172,000), Halswell-Lincoln Road ($146,500), Papanui Road ($136,400) and Waimari Road ($91,900)
* development of a walking and cycling strategy for Central Otago District ($25,000)
* cycling improvements for Invercargill City ($121,400).

Transfund chair Dr Jan Wright says walking and cycling are transport modes that improve fitness, reduce traffic and support efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

"Transfund is pleased to be able to fund these projects, which contribute to a safe, integrated, responsive and sustainable transport network," Dr Wright says.


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