The NZ Transport Agency has today announced a $221m transport investment over the next three years to make the transport network across the top of the South Island more safe, resilient and cycle-friendly.
| NZ Transport Agency, City of Napier and Hastings District Council
Hawke’s Bay is already regarded as one of the best places in the country to cycle, and its star is set to rise following the Government’s announcement that more than 50km of cycle paths will be accelerated as part of the Urban Cycleways Programme.
| NZ Transport Agency and Gisborne District Council
Cycling in Gisborne is set to become safer, easier and more enjoyable following today’s announcement that the Government is investing $1.3 million from the Urban Cycleways Fund into a major extension of the Wainui Cycleway.
Cycling in Wellington is set to become safer, easier and more enjoyable following today’s announcement that the Government is investing $20 million from the Urban Cycleways Fund into a range of cycling projects across the region.
New electronic speed limit signs will slow motorists to 40km/h as they travel on Nelson St State Highway 6 (SH 6) and McLauchlan Street past Marlborough Girls College and Bohally Intermediate School from this week, boosting safety for students.
Cyclists and pedestrians on State Highway 6’s Whakatu Drive will soon be able to enjoy greater peace of mind while enjoying the scenic waterfront, with a 2.5km wire rope edge barrier now under construction to protect people using the shared pathway from errant vehicles.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists in the worst affected areas of the lower North Island to continue to avoid non-essential travel following some of the worst flooding this part of the country has ever seen.