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Rapanui – Shag Rock Cycleway

Submissions: Phone us: 941 8999, 8am-6pm
Contact: Kim Swarbrick
Phone: 941 5176, 027 220-5009


Areas affected:
Wards affected: Ferrymead, Hagley
People affected: General community


Open date: 10/02/2016
Close date: 24/02/2016 5:00p.m.


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Full description

Christchurch City Council is building 13 new Major Cycle Routes over seven years.

It is estimated this will cost $156 million based on 2015 estimates. Building the network will require changes to the way the transport system operates. Because this affects how people get around the city, the Council wants your feedback on plans before a final decision is made on
specific designs.

In the attached booklet you will find plans for the Rapanui — Shag Rock Cycleway, which extends from the Central City to the Ferrymead Bridge. From there the
Christchurch Coastal Pathway provides cycle access to Sumner.

The route is being developed in three sections. The first section is from Worcester Street to Linwood Park at Linwood. The Council will consult on the other sections once details have been progressed.

The section from Worcester Street to Linwood Park provides cyclists with on and off-road facilities. This route was selected as the most direct and safest from Fitzgerald Avenue /Worcester Street intersection to Linwood Park.

Rapanui — Shag Rock Cycleway

Starting at the Ferrymead Bridge, this route leads into the Central City. It is primarily aimed at attracting more commuter cyclists but will also appeal to people accessing local destinations as well as weekend recreational cyclists heading to Sumner via the Coastal Pathway. There will be a connection to the Opawaho River Route at Ferrymead.

The route is 6.5 kilometres and will cost $22.4 million to build, based on 2015 figures. Construction on the section from Worcester Street to Linwood Road described in this booklet is expected to start in mid-2016.

The full Rapanui — Shag Rock Cycleway is expected to be completed at the end of 2018. It is anticipated up to 550 trips a day will be made along the route, including commuter and recreational users.


The work on this section of Rapanui — Shag Rock Cycleway is being funded as part of the Urban Cycleways Programme (UCP). This comprises shared investment from the Urban Cycleways Fund, the National Land Transport Fund and local councils. The UCP enables key, high-value urban cycling projects to get underway around the country over the next three years, while improving cycle safety and supporting more connected cycle networks.

Have Your Say

We want your help to build the best routes possible so more people than ever choose to travel by bike. We are now seeking your feedback. You will find more detail on the proposed work along with a submission form in the following pages.

A submission form is included at the end of the booklet. However, you can provide your feedback in a number of ways:


Fill out the submission form at

Email: with Rapanui — Shag Rock Cycleway in the subject line. Please make sure you include your full name and address with your submission.

Deliver to:

Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street; or at the drop-in session below.

Submissions must reach the Council before consultation closes at 5pm on Wednesday 25 November 2015

Drop-in session:

Wednesday, 11 November, 5 – 7pm
Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board Rooms
180 Smith Street
Entry via Gate B access to second car park on Smith Street.

Friday, 20 November, 2 – 4pm
“In the know hub” (near the food court)
Eastgate Mall, corner of Linwood Avenue and Buckleys Road