Cy­cle path funds

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By DANIEL WHIT­FIELD

Porirua is to get a slice of the $333 mil­lion the Gov­ern­ment is spend­ing on 41 cy­cle­ways around the coun­try.

The pro­posed har­bour­side Onepoto-Wi­neera shared path­way is to re­ceive $830,000 in gov­ern­ment fund­ing, with $280,000 com­ing from the Ur­ban Cy­cle­ways Fund, $ 270,000 from the Na­tional Land Trans­port Fund, and $280,000 from lo­cal gov­ern­ment.

The 1.45-kilo­me­tre path from Ti­tahi Bay to the Porirua CBD will con­nect to ex­ist­ing walk­ing and cy­cling fa­cil­i­ties in Wi­neera Drive and will help to com­plete the cy­cling net­work in the area.

Porirua City Coun­cil has $175,000 set aside for the pro­ject and as­set man­age­ment and oper­a­tions gen­eral man­ager Peter Bai­ley said it was a great ini­tia­tive that had en­abled Porirua to pro­vide an en­hanced ac­tive path­way in the city.

Con­struc­tion is ex­pected to be­gin in early 2016 and should be com­pleted by mid-2017.

Stride N’ Ride on the Kapiti Coast also gets fund­ing.

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