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Fun event to celebrate Waikanae cycle and walkway opening


Fun ride/walk to celebrate Waikanae cycle and walkway opening

The popular cycle and walkway between Customhouse Street and Waikanae Beach will be opened on Sunday evening (24 February) at 6pm. A representative from Rongowhakaata will provide a short talk on the history of the area. The cycle and walkway will be blessed and then Mayor Meng Foon will outline plans to extend the walkway along Waikanae Beach to Midway Beach car park. Concepts drawings of the walkway extension will be available.

All are welcome and are asked to gather near the Waikanae Beach Tennis courts at 6pm.

The opening will be followed by a fun 3 kilometre ride or walk at 6.30pm along the city cycle and walkways. It is being organised by ‘Frocks on Bikes’. Lucy Tomlinson from Frocks on Bikes urges girls and guys to don their frocks or preferred day wear and enjoy a summer evening ride along the cycle and walkways. “No lycra required. Pack some refreshments and take your time.”

“Blackberry Jam is on Sunday afternoon, just down the road at the Outdoor Theatre. People can come down to the Waikanae Beach and finish off their busy weekend with a gentle cycle around town to wind down.”

Gisborne District Council is keen to celebrate the opening of the first stage of the beach front walkway says Mayor Meng Foon.

“Council knows that Gisborne people want the network of walk and cycleways extended soon. We have listened to all the feedback from supportive submitters during our Annual and Ten Year Plan processes and fast tracked the project. We will now complete the cycle and walkways along the beachfront, through Awapuni and alongside Taruheru River in the next five years - much earlier than planned.”

“The cycle and walkways will connect homes and schools, with our most iconic public spaces – city beaches, rivers, the inner harbour and the heart of Gisborne – and help to grow a vibrant Gisborne. I encourage people of all ages and ability to come along on Sunday. Get outside, get active and enjoy the health and happiness this brings.”

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