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:
- Featherston St
- Albert St
- College St (Botanical to Batt)
- Cook St
- Park Rd West
- Main St West
- Waldegrave St or Campbell St
- Cuba St
- Milson Line
- Maxwells Line
- Te Awe Awe St
We want to know if you agree with this list.
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.
If you'd like to speak to someone about this consultation or the draft masterplan, please phone Victoria Edmonds, Planner: 06 356 8199