The roads that surround the city also provide a scenic
training ground for cyclists of all ages and fitness levels.
For the more adventurous, the city is within close proximity to
some of the best mountain biking trails the country has to
Palmerston North city has a growing number of designated cycle
lanes and cycling tracks. The cycle lanes provide a network for cyclists to
get around the greater city, and to and from the CBD.
The lanes give cyclists an additional measure of safety on their
commute by ensuring all road users, particularly in high traffic
areas, are given the visual reinforcement of the lanes, aiding
fellow road users awareness of cyclists.
The Council has made a significant investment in developing the
cycle lane network, from research and consultation, gaining
collaborative input from cyclists and other road users, to the
tangible aspect of implementing the initiative and having the lanes
laid out and marked. This work has been part of the Manawatu Active Transport Strategy