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KPA Supports Council Proposal for Stopbank Cycle Route

The Kaiapoi Promotions Association is very supportive of the Waimakariri District Council’s proposal to provide $250,000 in the Recreation budget towards the construction of a recreational cycle route from the north end of the Waimakariri River bridge to central Kaiapoi utilising the existing Ecan stopbanks.

This proposal to include the project in the 20120/21 Annual Plan was supported by the council following the consideration of presentations from KPA and ENC at its meeting on 1 October 2019. At that meeting ENC highlighted that this recreational route is a key component of a wider recreational cycle route extending into North Canterbury.

The Council has spent a lot of money developing the central Kaiapoi area and it is imperative that the cycleways are located in places that makes access to central Kaiapoi simple and safe for visitors.

The KPA Business Manager Martyn Cook noted that the recent Kaiapoi Brand workshop concluded that walking and cycling is a key attraction for visitors to Kaiapoi, and that the residents of North Christchurch are the primary target market for visitors. He said “As the country emerges from the current lockdown it is clear that domestic visitors to Kaiapoi will be key to ensuring that a wide range of businesses in the Kaiapoi area flourish.”

The CNC project has already made provision for this key visitor link in the design of its cycleway, as shown on the drawing above.

In addition, Ecan is very supportive of the project, as it is complimentary to its existing recreational cycle trails, and has offered to complete some works to facilitate the project



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