Kaiti to Wainui Cycleway
Stage 2 of the Kaiti to Wainui cycleway from Wilson Street to Rutene Road will begin late January and take up to 6 months. In the meantime, Electrinet will relocate underground power cables and streetlight poles that currently clash with the proposed shared cycleway. The NZ Transport Agency confirmed funding for the design and Council will manage the construction.
June 2015 - the government announced that they're investing $1.3M into a major extension of the Wainui-Kaiti cycleway.
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.
Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2016 and be completed by mid-2018.
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