Christchurch has a strong commitment to generating a significant modal shift to cycling through its Major Cycleway programme. This programme is planned to provide an extensive and connected cycleway network comprising 13 major cycleways through the city , with local cycleways providing access to the major routes. Innovative network design will provide safer cycling route options, assist with the recovery of the city, and encourage more active travel to work, to schools and to shops for the people of Christchurch.

The Christchurch Major Cycleway network will be made up of safe cycle routes. The Urban Cycleways Fund contributed to seven cycleway projects that connect into the CBD along four primary corridors. These are routes where a significant increase in demand is forecast. It will also accelerate the Waimakariri cycling network, linking the urban areas of Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Woodend.

Christchurch City Urban Cycleways Projects

Papanui Parallel
Northern Line Cycleway
Little River Link
Quarryman's Trail
Heathcote Expressway
Rapanui–Shag Rock Cycleway

Waimakariri Urban Cycleways Projects

Rangiora to Woodend
Rangiora to Kaiapoi - including Southbrook Links

Selwyn Urban Cycleway Project

Rolleston to Lincoln Cycleway