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In August 2014, the then government announced the $100 million Urban Cycleways Fund (UCF).  This led to the $333 million Urban Cycleways Programme (UCP) being implemented from late 2014. The programme provided increased investment to accelerate the delivery of cycling networks in our main urban centres, and incentivised our partners to increase their investment in cycling and walking projects.

While the programme is now closed, some projects remain underway as the delivery timeframe has been extended by the current government to allow the Transport Agency and our council partners time to complete them. 

The links to fact sheets and maps in the following pages for the UCP projects undertaken in the regions are those from when the original programme was developed. However as plans were firmed the scope of some works may have changed and in some cases the final routes may have varied.  

Media releases


Palmerston North Urban Cycleways Programme

Cycling in Palmerston North contributes to improving transport options, providing a more efficient and integrated transport network, improving health, economic and social outcomes and city liveability.

Wellington Urban Cycleways Programme

In recognition of the key role that active modes, including cycling, have in ensuring sustainable growth and improving the liveability of the city, Wellington is focusing on giving people more transport choices for their journeys.

Nelson Urban Cycleways Programme

Nelson has the highest percentage of people walking and cycling to work in New Zealand (18%, 2013 census) – a reflection of both ongoing commitment to investing in their walking and cycling network and a bike-friendly climate. The provision of good quality, well-located cycling facilities has also resulted in over 60% of students at Broadgreen Intermediate School in Stoke regularly cycling to school.

Blenheim Urban Cycleways Programme

Cycling in Blenheim contributes to improving transport options, providing a more efficient and integrated transport network, improving health, economic and social outcomes and liveability.
With assistance from Bike Walk Marlborough and Marlborough Roads, Marlborough District Council is developing a safe, convenient and integrated network to encourage more people to choose walking and cycling as an active and healthy way to get around.

Christchurch, Waimakariri and Selwyn Urban Cycleways Programme

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.

Dunedin Urban Cycleways Programme

Cycling in Dunedin contributes to improving transport options, providing a more efficient and integrated transport network, improving health, economic and social outcomes and city liveability.