The Eltham/Beaver Road Cycle Link Project is a 1.5 km route that will improve and formalise a north-south walking and cycling route between Taylor River and southern neighbourhoods. This (partially) separated cycle link will offer a safer cycle route for the more than 500 students that attend Whitney Street School, Bohally Intermediate and Marlborough Girls' College. It will also encourage more people to cycle to the Taylor River Reserve Path to reach the town centre and other destinations in the area.
How to use the cycleway
The Eltham/Beaver Road Cycle Link includes a neighbourhood greenway and a separated two-way cycle way.
This project is funded through the Urban Cycleway Programme (UCP) for Blenheim, along with the extensions to the Spring Creek shared path and the Taylor River Path. The Urban Cycleways Programme comprises of a shared investment from the Urban Cycleways Fund, the National Land Transport Fund and local councils. The UCP enables high-value urban cycling projects to get underway around the country, while improving safety and supporting more connected cycle networks.
Community consultation was held in July 2017 and included a letter drop to local residents and a drop-in meeting at Whitney Street School. The general public and residents were invited to make a submission and submit feedback on the proposed designs.