Project introduction

The purpose of the Maitai to Rocks Road shared path is to provide cyclists and pedestrians with a safe, shared connection between existing cycling facilities and expand the network of cycle and walking paths.

  • Estimated project dates

    Apr 2017–Sep 2018
  • Estimated project cost

    $2 million
  • Project type

    Walking and cycling
  • Project status


About the project

Maitai to Rocks Road shared path (M2RR) is an Urban Cycleways Programme funded project that is being built by the NZ Transport Agency. Upon completion the shared path and on-road commuter lanes will be jointly maintained by the Nelson City Council(external link) (NCC) and the Transport Agency.

The NCC investigated and recommended an option for an improved cycle facility between the Maitai River and Rocks Road to meet the needs of those interested in cycling but concerned about safety. The results of that investigation can be found in the Indicative Business Case (IBC) [PDF, 5.5 MB]

A multi criteria analysis was used to select the preferred option of a seaward shared path and improved off-road commuter cycle lane.

Maitai to Rocks Road proposed route

M2RR indicative plan

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  • Cycling infrastructure that caters to people interested in cycling but concerned about safety.
  • Fewer cycle crashes.
  • Better connectivity between the Maitai shared path and Wakefield Quay.

Key features

  • A seaward side shared path on the road berm running from the Maitai shared path to Wakefield Quay.
  • On road commuter cycle lanes.

Project milestones

  • Mid-2017: stakeholder engagement.
  • Late-2017: lodge resource consent.
  • 2018: construction.

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