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Pump track great new asset for former Red Zone

A state-of-the-art pump track is a great new asset for the Residential Red Zone (RRZ), Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods says.

The transitional and transportable facility has already been attracting bikes, scooters and skateboarders from around Christchurch and was today officially unveiled by Minister Woods.

“This pump track is a wonderful installation as it demonstrates the value of temporary activities in being able to draw communities back into this area.

“And because it is so robust and is also relocatable, the city will be able to use this track in many other locations once the long-term regeneration plan for this area is underway,” Megan Woods said.

The pump track is located on the “EastxEast” site, on the corner of New Brighton Road and Brooker. It is managed by Life in Vacant Spaces (LiVS) Charitable Trust, an organisation that facilitates projects that bring life and people back to sites all around the city, including this part of the Residential Red Zone.

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), who manage the Crown land in the RRZ, partnered with Christchurch City Council to fund the track which was designed and manufactured in Europe and installed in a single day by local company Park-Life.

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