This page contains information about our plans to promote cycling in the Whangarei District.
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Walking and Cycling Strategy
In response to the growing awareness of the need to provide alternative methods of transport, in 2007 we developed and adopted the Whangarei District Walking and Cycling Strategy.
In 2011 a review of the 2007 Strategy looked at how projects could be implemented taking into account local and national priorities and projects.
The Walking and Cycling Reference Group helped with the review and will continue to have an active role in the Strategy's implementation. The Reference Group includes representatives from Sport Northland, Bike Northland, NZ Police, Manaia Primary Health Organisation, the Northland District Health Board and other interest groups.
The revised Strategy was adopted in March 2012 and its vision is a District where walking or cycling are easy, safe and enjoyable, are the preferred means of access and are a lifestyle or tourist attraction.
Implementation of the Strategy will be progressively achieved through projects and programmes included in our Long Term Plan and other regional and national projects. This includes State Highway 1 improvements, the CBD/Town Basin revitalisation and the Lower Hatea Crossing.
To view the full version of the revised strategy, follow the link below.
For further information about walks in the District and other projects underway in Whangarei City, select from the links below.