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.
Where we are up to...
Take a virtual walk along the pathways
City to North Mole Shared 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
This 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.
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?
Contact Rui.Leitao@whanganui.govt.nz to find out more about this project.