Bike park plans on track
Plans for the development of Palmerston North’s junior road safety park are almost over the line.
Designs for the park at Victoria Esplanade have been refined, the money is almost secure, and the contract is about to go out to tender for construction of the little bike tracks this summer.
The Palmerston North City Council has a budget of $100,000 to support the project to give young children an opportunity to practise riding, negotiating intersections and learning road safety rules.
The Pascal St Community Trust has worked with with the project’s initiators to raise about $240,000 to complete the tracks and facilities.
Trustee Karen Naylor said the money was almost all in place, with one last grant to be confirmed when final costs were known.
The revised plans included changes to original concepts to make the track simpler, improve recreational spaces, and include a garage and a shed.
Council senior planner Jeff Baker said old implement sheds on the former caretaker’s house property would be re-used.
One of them would be used as a storage shed for a collection of bikes and the other would straddle the adjacent pump track so children could ride straight through it.
Plans for Palmerston North’s junior road safety park to be built at Victoria Esplanade have been refined.