Kaiti to Wainui Cycleway
Construction of the Wainui Road ‘Stage 2’ shared 1.6km concrete and pedestrian path will begin in April 2018 and is expected to open October 2018. This project will extend the existing off-road ‘Stage 1’ shared path on the western side of Wainui Road. The new path will run from Sponge Bay towards the CBD, past Kaiti School and across the road to Craig Road.
The $1.7m path is an extension of the popular Muriel Jones Walkway, which opened in November 2014. It is funded through the National Land Transport Fund.
Once completed, the path will allow people to bike and walk safely from Wainui to Kaiti, towards the CBD, on a parallel path separated from traffic on Wainui Road (State Highway 35).
Read the media release
The project is a joint effort from the NZ Transport Agency and Council through Tairawhiti Roads. It will provide more than 10km of cycleways to extend the existing cycleway from Wainui through Kaiti and into the CBD. The project also includes a separated cycleway over Gladstone Road Bridge.
Stage 1 - Sponge Bay to Wainui
This stage was completed in October and officially opened Sunday 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