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Draft Urban Cycle Network Masterplan

We want to see more people on bikes in our city. Our Urban Cycle Network Masterplan outlines how we plan to do that. Feedback on this plan closed on 5 July.

We will focus on widening and connecting cycle lanes on higher traffic routes, and have more cycleways in quieter residential streets. We are committing $2.9 million over the next few years towards this. This level of investment results in an environment and culture change that will encourage more people in Palmerston North to choose cycling more often.

Thirty-six streets have been evaluated in the city but to build cycleways in all of them would cost $30 million and take time and funding.

We have created a list of 11 streets we think are a priority based on the number of potential users, cost of implementing, safety, the effect on other vehicles, residents and businesses, number of crashes, traffic volume and speed, demand, access to schools. Ranked in priority order, they are:

  1. Featherston St
  2. Albert St
  3. College St (Botanical to Batt)
  4. Cook St
  5. Park Rd West
  6. Main St West
  7. Waldegrave St or Campbell St
  8. Cuba St
  9. Milson Line
  10. Maxwells Line
  11. Te Awe Awe St

We want to know if you agree with this list. 

Photo shows different types of bike facilities, from sharrows and painted lines to separated cycleways.

Types of provision for cycling along urban streets. Note, sharrows are road markings indicating where people can ride in lanes where it is too narrow for a motor vehicle and a bicycle to comfortably travel side by side. The markings are there to remind drivers they should expect to see people on bikes riding further out in the traffic lane.

We are also keen to know if you think we should build more cycleways or better quality ones, and your ideas for how we can get more people on bikes.

Before we extend or create any cycleways we will consult with residents, businesses and schools and other organisations in that area.

To find out more about what we are proposing and our vision for cycling in the city, please take the time to read the draft plan and explore the interactive map.

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Contact us

If you'd like to speak to someone about this consultation or the draft masterplan, please phone Victoria Edmonds, Planner: 06 356 8199