Summerhill Drive cycleway and safety improvements

Image shows aerial view of Summerhill Drive.

We want to make Summerhill Drive safer for all road users – whether you walk, bike, catch the bus or drive.

We’ve recently received 100 percent funding from Waka Kotahi – New Zealand Transport Agency to complete the cycleway between Tennent Drive and Pacific Drive, connecting Summerhill and Aokautere with Fitzherbert Bridge and the Manawatū River Pathway.

This stretch is known to be dangerous, so our designs focus on improving safety for all road users and providing a protection barrier on the cycleway.

We want your feedback before we start design

Receiving your general feedback about how the street works, what needs improving and the type of cycleway you want to see means we can have a design that best suits the most peoples’ needs.

In March/April we asked for your feedback on how we could make these streets safer. Our team are now working on proposed designs and will again seek your feedback in July/August. 

Read the Featherston St + Summerhill/Aokautere Drive Engagement Summary March/April 2023(PDF, 2MB)

You’ll hear from us again in winter to show you our proposed design

We will update everyone with our proposed design for you to give final feedback. Any updates will be posted on this page.

We intend on doing construction over summer, but that could change depending on how long it takes us to get your ideas, do more investigation and work on a detailed design.

For more information

This work will encourage more people to choose to walk, bike or catch a bus to get around town. It supports our goals to be an innovative and growing city, and a creative and exciting city. You can find more detailed information about how we plan to achieve this in our Urban Cycle Network Masterplan, Active Communities and Transport Plans.


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