Minister opens city cycleways

Spades, scissors and pedals dominated Transport Minister Simon Bridges’ morning in Whanganui yesterday as he turned the first sod of a new inner city cycleway and later cut the ribbon to open the first of a three-section riverside cycleway.

Both projects are jointly funded by the Whanganui District Council and the Government through the Urban Cycleways Programme, costing nationally $333 million “and then some.”

“When completed, these two paths will contribute to a safer, more connected cycle network for Whanganui, giving people greater access to their homes, schools, and workplaces,” Mr Bridges said.

The morning began at Whanganui Intermediate School with a ceremonial sod turning to mark the beginning of a 2.3km inner-city cycleway scheduled for completion by June next year.

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