Palmerston North is growing, and we need to be able to move more people around safely and more easily. Walking, catching the bus and riding bikes will help with this objective. Cycling helps make our streets safer and our community healthier. It is easier on your wallet, better for our environment, and is good for our economy as people who ride bikes tend to shop locally more often than motorists. Palmerston North City Council wants to create an environment and culture change that enables people to choose cycling more often.
Later this summer they will be installing a trial separated cycleway on Main Street-Pioneer Highway, between Pitt Street and Botanical Road. Feedback is open until Tuesday 22 December 2020. The Council will then create detailed engineering designs and prepare for implementation. Your feedback is crucial to the success of this cycleway. PNCC want to work with the community to shape this cycleway and it's important that those who know the road best have their say.
This project is a trial for how a future cycleway in this stretch could function. We’ll be conducting surveys and seeking feedback during the trial period, which ends in June 2021. With the future permanent cycleway, we’ll conduct another round of consultation before any permanent changes are considered.
There will be an information session on 9 December 5:30-7:30pm in the Gallery Room, Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre, 354 Main St.