Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Off-road cycle path for new school

May 4, 2004

Off-road cycle path for new school

Cyclists travelling to Albany's new Oteha Valley School will soon be safer when an off-road cycle path is put in on the northern side of the road between Medallion Dr and Anderson Rd.

The path provides the infrastructure to support North Shore City Council's TravelWise to School initiative, which aims to cut down the amount of travel to school by car by providing safe alternatives.

Weather permitting, the $50,000 project will be finished in just over a month. It is being funded by North Shore City's cycle project budget, which is partially subsidised by Transfund, the Government's transport funding agency.

Next week the 300m concrete off-road cycle path will be laid on the northern side of Oteha Valley Rd. It runs along the road reserve, rather than directly beside the road, and a grass strip provides a buffer between it and the footpath.

North Shore City works and environment committee chairperson, Joel Cayford, says about 40 per cent of cars on the road during weekday morning and mid-afternoon peak times are carrying students.

"Because this cyclepath is off the road, and separated from car traffic by a grass strip, parents can feel safe sending their children to school by bike. This is the sort of cycling infrastructure I would like to see available for all North Shore City school children.

"I congratulate Oteha Valley School on working with us on this project. We need the co-operation of schools if we are to make a difference," Councillor Cayford says.

North Shore City's TravelWise to School facilitators have also been working closely with the school, which opened earlier this year, to develop a travel plan to encourage children to walk, cycle and car pool.

In line with the council's Strategic Cycle Plan, the new off-road cycle path will link with similar paths in future subdivisions in the area, and will be extended east and west to allow safe access to other facilities such as the Albany centre and local shopping areas.

Last year, North Shore City commissioned a study to identify and evaluate the benefits of improving safety and assisting cyclists who use the ring route in Albany.

It identified that cycling in Albany would increase in future years with more students attending Massey University, school roll expansion, and Albany retail and commercial centre development.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election