Urban shared pathways

​​​​Shared pathways enable people to get around on foot, by bicycle, scooter, skateboard and with mobility aids - and our town is starting on a project to create two more high quality shared pathways.

These pathways and the areas around them will be places for you to enjoy and connect with the Whanganui River and town centre, just as much as they will encourage active travel. 

Visit the Let's Go Whanganui website to find out more about active transport in our community.

​Where we are up to...​​

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Take a virtual walk along the pathways ​

Please take a 'virtual walk' along the proposed pathways and see some design concept artwork.

You can also listen to landscape designer Craig Pocock talk about the concept designs he has developed.

City to North Mole Shared Pathway

This 2.5-3m wide sealed path/boardwalk goes from Whanganui City Bridge to the North Mole, largely upgrading the existing pathway.

It celebrates our river culture and heritage, creating a magnificent riverside trail that connects the town centre to the Tasman Sea and an iconic end point for the Mountain to Sea national cycle trail.

 

Te Tuaiwi Shared Pathway

Drawing by landscape designer Craig Pocock of a section of St Hlll Street on the Te Tuaiwi shared pathwayThis 3m wide sealed path will provide a safe route across the Whanganui City Bridge, through town and past some of our central schools.

It connects with many of our existing pathways through town and will give our children a safer route to school. It will also make it easier and safer for people to get around town on foot, by bike, scooter or skateboard, or with mobility aids.

Construction is planned for 2017.

Who pays?

Most of the funding for the transport aspects comes from the NZ Transport Agency's Urban Cycleways Fund and the government's National Land Transport Fund. The Council is providing the balance. We will have to fund the landscape features locally.

Want to know more?

You can read more about the shared pathways in this brochure (PDF, 3.3MB).

You can also contact daniel.cairncross@whanganui.govt.nz to find out more about this project.

Page reviewed: 21 Jun 2017 8:49am