New cycling collaboration

Whanganui District Council and Arthritis New Zealand are collaborating to develop a three-year pilot project in Whanganui to encourage people with arthritis (particularly osteoarthritis) to start cycling, return to cycling or keep cycling. Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition of the joints which can affect any joint, but most commonly occurs in the hands and weight-bearing […]

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New bike track gets Tawhero and St Marcellin schools pedalling

A new bike track between Tawhero and St Marcellin schools has opened adding another cog in Whanganui’s growing network of cycleways. An official opening for the track was held on Monday and Tawhero School principal Chris Dibben said it was about helping children “get healthy, use bikes and learn about the road rules and everything […]

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Whanganui’s Fitzherbert Ave extension covered in NZTA funding boost

The Fitzherbert Ave extension and shared pathways along key city routes are the major projects which will benefit from $38.8m in NZ Transport Agency funding coming Whanganui’s way. Of that $31.9m which will contribute 61 per cent towards roading maintenance over the next three years. And it will also get $6.9m for specific infrastructure projects […]

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Whanganui snares a further $2.6million from NZTA

Whanganui has picked up a further $2.6 million in NZ Transport Agency funding just days after a $38.8 million package was announced. The further funding will go towards footpath renewals, maintenance and active transport which complements the $38.8 million for roading maintenance and special projects, including the Fitzherbert Ave extension. NZTA will fund 61 per […]

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Whanganui Young Cyclist of the Year 2018

Date: Thursday 15th November at 12pm Location: Laird Park, Peat Street 1st Boy & Girl: $100 voucher each 2nd Boy & Girl: $50 voucher each Best boy & girl from each School will receive a $10 gift voucher when they compete in the Young Cyclists of the Year. They will also get A FREE sausage […]

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Light Up Bike Spectacle

Dig out your Christmas lights and pump up your bike tyres – it’s time for the first ever Light Up Bike Spectacle! Join us at 5.30pm, Friday May 4 for an extravaganza in bicycle art, performance and DIY wheel decoration. This all-ages, all-wheels event will parade along the shared pathway next to our beautiful awa […]

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Upokongaro cycle bridge construction about to begin

Construction of the $2.5 million Upokongaro to Whanganui cycleway – which includes a new bridge over the Whanganui River – will begin next month.

The bridge is expected to be completed by March and will take the Mountains to the Sea cycleway on a new route between Upokongaro and the city.

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Bike the Bason

A Fun Criterium! 6th March, $5 entry, $2 for kids. Spot prizes, bouncy castle, sausage sizzle. All funds go to Parkinsons NZ.

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Annual Cyclist Perception safety survey 2017/18

The Active Transport Strategy, which aims to improve connectivity and mobility in our district and prioritise active transport modes such as walking and cycling, was adopted by the Whanganui District Council on 18 July 2017 A focus of this strategy is to promote and increase safety for active transport users, especially cyclists. Because this is […]

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