Drop-in session: Summerhill Drive cycleway and safety improvements

Image shows aerial view of Summerhill Drive.

We’re seeking feedback on a proposed cycleway and pedestrian improvements for Summerhill Drive/Aokautere Drive.

A couple of years ago we installed part of the cycleway between Turitea Road and Springdale Grove, but many of you will have noticed we didn’t finish installing the protection barrier between the cycle lane and the traffic lane or install all the cycleway near the Turitea Road intersection.

Waka Kotahi has now provided funding to complete the cycleway between Tennent Drive and Pacific Drive, connecting Summerhill and Aokautere with Fitzherbert Bridge and the Manawatū River Pathway.

The Transport Choices programme from Waka Kotahi provides 100% funding for us to complete the Summerhill cycleway up to Pacific Drive.

The funding we’ve received is to complete construction of the cycleway and pedestrian improvements before June 2024 – that gives us about 15 months to get your ideas, design, get your feedback on the design, find a contractor and install the cycleway.

We know you may have seen other examples that you think could also work for Summerhill Drive. We’re keen to hear all your ideas for this entire stretch of road.

We’re also keen to hear about the other changes we have made, like the new pedestrian crossing points in the middle of Summerhill Drive. Are you using them, and do they work well? And as pedestrians are the key things you want to see included in the design for this larger stretch of road? As a motorist, what things matter most to you?


  • Monday, 27 March 2023 | 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM


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