People can expect to see significant progress on the city's Major Cycle Routes network over the next three years after the Government's multi-million-dollar commitment to the project.
Local funding for the project was included in the Council's budget for the next 10 years, the Long Term Plan 2015-25. In a piece of good news for Christchurch ratepayers, Government funding from The Urban Cycleways Fund contributes $19.04 million, while there is potential for a further $22.57 million from the National Land Transport Fund.
"Being able to deliver $65 million of the $156 million programme over the next three years for a local investment of $23.5 million represents great value for Christchurch ratepayers," say Phil Clearwater, who chairs the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee.
The Council website has more information about the Major Cycle Routes, go to www.ccc.govt.nz/cycleways