Kaiti to Wainui Cycleway
Stage 2 Link
Ritchie Civil Ltd was awarded the contract to construct the Wainui path extension and construction is now underway on the Wainui Road ‘Stage 2’ shared 1.6km concrete and pedestrian path.
This new shared path is expected to be open for community use by September 2018.
The project will extend the existing off-road path along the western side of Wainui Road, running from Sponge Bay towards the city centre, past Kaiti School and across the road to Craig Road.
The path crosses a roadway on land owned by the Matuaokore Ahu Whenua Trust and a sod turning and blessing ceremony was held with the Trust on 5 April prior to works beginning.
The Wainui Road shared path is one of a number of initiatives to encourage more people to cycle for every day transport. They include the proposed development of a two-way on-road cycleway along Rutene Road, widening of Gladstone Road bridge to make it safe for people walking and biking into the city centre, and planned construction of a separated path on the William Pettie bridge.
The projects are being delivered in a joint effort between the NZ Transport Agency and Gisborne District Council through Tairāwhiti Roads.
William Pettie Bridge changes in Ormond Road
A separated walking and cycling path will be built on the northern side of the William Pettie Bridge on Ormond Road so that it connects safely to the Rutene Road cycleway.
Budget for this project is included in the $2.5m allocated from the Urban Cycleways Fund for the Rutene Road cycleway project.
Gladstone Bridge widening
The historic Gladstone Bridge will be widened to allow walkers and cyclists to safely enter the CBD. Enabling works to relocate utilities are currently underway and construction is due to begin in mid-May 2018
Stage One - Sponge Bay to Wainui
Stage one was completed in October and officially opened 30 November 2014.
A memorial garden and seating area is dedicated to long-time Wainui resident and cycleway advocate Muriel Jones. The concrete path is 1.7km long and 3m wide.
This was a New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) project that was jointly managed with Council. The cycleway will make the state highway safer for cyclists and pedestrians while building on our focus of creating a network of cycle and walkways within Gisborne city.
Garden area dedicated to Muriel Jones - official opening 30 November 2014
April 2014 - Work started with surveying along the proposed route to define property boundaries. In some places fences were moved along with some trees and vegetation. This was on land between the boundary of roadside properties and the state highway.
22 August 2013 - NZTA announce green light for Wainui cycleway. For more information read the media release