Tahunanui Cycleway


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Contractor: MWH NZ Ltd
Project Manager: Nelson City Council
Budget: $870,000
Status: Consultation
Time frame: May 2017(current phase)

Update March 2017

Thanks to everyone who took the time to attend one of the Open Days and share their feedback on the proposed Tahunanui cycleway.  We received feedback from over 90 people.

Your feedback and further research being carried at the moment will be reported back to the Works and Infrastructure Committee meeting on 18 May where the future direction of the project will be discussed.  Council will update everyone who shared their feedback with the next steps once this has been discussed. 

Feedback now closed

Initial public consultation for the project has been undertaken and analysis of findings completed. Three routes, including a preferred route, were identified for further investigation during this first project phase.

During the first project phase three routes, including a preferred route, were identified for further investigation. The initial preferred route has now been amended, making it shorter, more direct, safer and more enjoyable for cyclists. The feedback period has now closed but you can Download a copy of the information brochure (1.7MB PDF) for more details here. 


Nelson City Council wants to make cycling a safe, convenient and commonplace way of getting around Nelson.

Tahunanui is a comparatively flat suburb (except for the Tahunanui Hills) and is suitable for cycling for the school run, for fun, going shopping and commuting. However, it currently has few cycling facilities for residents.  The Tahunanui Cycleway project will provide a safe route for all; for school children, those who are less confident cyclists, as well as serious cyclists wanting more choice. 

Once built, the new route will join up the existing shared cycleways at the airport and Tahunanui beach area.

This project has been successful in obtaining Urban Cycleway Programme Funding from the NZ Transport Agency and is included in the 2015-2018 Regional Land Transport Plan and the 2015-2025 Long-term Plan. Council has commissioned MWH New Zealand Limited to deliver the next stage of the project.  You can read more about the national Urban Cycleway initiative here.

You can read more about the first phase on investigation into the project that happened in 2014 here.

View the Community Engagement Summary (3.3MB PDF) and the Recommended Solution Delivery 3 (5.6MB PDF).


See the draft route map here.  (1.3MB PDF)