Project introduction

We’ve made SH88 Dunedin to Port Chalmers safer for everyone, by providing an attractive and secure off highway route for pedestrians and cyclists and increased safety for other road users. This project was completed in 2023.

  • Estimated project cost

    $37–43 million
  • Project type

    Safety improvements
  • Project status


SH88 St Leonards to Port Chalmers shared path

The 5km SH88 St Leonard to Port Chalmers shared path completes the final link in a continuous 10km off-highway walking and cycling link from Dunedin to Port Chalmers, and makes cycling a safer, easier, and healthier way of moving between Dunedin and Port Chalmers.

Shared path information sheet [PDF, 5 MB] 

Key features of this project

  • A three-metre wide and well-lit shared walking path.
  • Fencing separating the path and main trunk rail line.
  • Safer links from the path to communities along this route.
  • The installation of side safety barriers at high-risk locations on the sections of SH88 between Maia and Port Chalmers.


  • A safe and direct walking and cycling alternative to SH88.
  • Improved safety for drivers using the highway.  
  • Greater capacity to meet rising demand for safe cycling facilities in Dunedin.
  • Better connections to the wider Dunedin cycle network.
  • Make walking and cycling between Port Chalmers and Dunedin a safer and more attractive commuting option.

Our partners on this project

Connecting Dunedin