Overwhelming support given for cycleway route
Further support has been shown for the Queen Elizabeth Park cycleway following a recent walkover of the planned new route by more than 100 Raumati and Paekakariki locals and people from the wider Wellington region.
The regional council organised the cycleway open day to give the community a clear idea of the location of the track, and hear people’s views. Questions were numerous and wide-ranging and the mood was overwhelmingly positive.
“We’re glad the community is getting on board with the cycleway and we’re going to keep them well informed at every stage of the cycleway’s development,” says Parks Manager Amanda Cox. “A few people living close to the route had concerns about privacy but we’re working one-on-one with them to understand and address their needs as much as we can.”
Presentations on the route will also be given to community associations and stakeholder groups in the next few weeks.
Preparation for construction is advancing, with archaeological testing of the route and discussions on fencing the track from farm animals due this month ahead of tendering for a construction contractor and the first earthworks later in March.
For more information on cycling in our regional parks visit www.gw.govt.nz/Mountain-biking-2