Roads and footpaths

We maintain our city's roads and footpaths for the benefit of all road users – pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

Palmerston North's road network includes:

  • 495km of road
  • 65 bridges
  • 510km of footpaths
  • 11,000 street lights
  • 14,000 street trees
  • 62km of cycle facilities

Our long-term plan for safe and usable roads and footpaths

Council aims to provide the city with safe and easy-to-use roads. Our Strategic Transport Plan provides direction and guidance to the Council and other organisations on where to invest in the long-term development of the city's transport system.

We constantly strive to reduce the number of crashes. Improvements are based on studies done with New Zealand Transport Agency - Waka Kotahi every three to four years. Often small changes to traffic islands, signs and markings can significantly improve road safety.

Safety first when working on our roads and footpaths

PNCC staff and contractors perform maintenance on our roads and footpaths. All works must be completed to the following standards.

Street excavation:

Reinstatement work: