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Bishop to get local cycleways moving

Bishop to get local cycleways moving


Hutt South candidate Chris Bishop has promised to be a fierce advocate for the Petone to Wellington cycleway as part of the Government's commitment into urban cycleways.

"The $100 million investment set aside by the Government will be hotly contested across the country, and the Hutt Valley needs a strong voice in Government to secure funding for its cycleways," Mr Bishop said.

"I'm a proud supporter for the Eastern walkway and cycleway, and the Petone to Wellington cycleway. If elected to Parliament, I'm committed to doing whatever possible to secure funding and get these cycleways built.

"Hutt residents have been crying out for a revamped cycle and pedestrian link between Wellington and the Hutt Valley. It's taken a National-led Government to get things moving, and I'm committed to getting it built," he said.

Mr Bishop said that the New Zealand Cycle Trail project has shown that cycleways can generate lasting economic, social, and environmental benefits for local communities.

"A safe and practical cycleway will help better protect cyclists, get more commuters fit and active, and help reduce traffic pollution and congestion," Mr Bishop said.

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