Taruheru River cycle and walkway
The proposed development of the Taruheru River cycle and walkway will be an extension of the existing riverbank shared path that currently ends at Bright Street. The 4.5km shared path will be developed in stages from Bright Street to Campion Road.
The path was extended between Bright to Grey streets in the interim.
The proposed route is 4.5km long, 2.5km of concrete path with 2km of timber boardwalk with adjoining connections. For the most part a concrete path is able to utilise council owned esplanade and recreation reserve land.
Sections of a wooden boardwalk in the river mudflats, will keep the path away from private properties.
The proposed alignment is along the right bank of the Taruheru River from Bright Street to Stanley Road. The path then crosses the river on the Stanley Road footbridge where it follows the left bank of the river ending at the Campion Road footbridge.
The proposed path will travel through the Botanical Gardens, Atkinson Street Reserve and Nelson Park, with connections to neighbourhood reserves, sports clubs and schools.
Media release - April 2017