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. This route is expected to attract around 200 people each day.
The route is proposed to operate as an on-road facility on Beaver Road and as a separated two-way facility on Eltham Road. The north end of the route (shown with the thick red line) connects to the Taylor River Path at Beaver Road.
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.
The Eltham / Beaver Rd Cycle Link Project Is expected to be completed by March 2018.
We want your feedback
Consultation closes 5.00 pm Monday 31 July 2017
Because this cycle link will impact how people get around Blenheim, the Council wants your feedback on consultation plans before a final decision is made on specific designs.
You can provide your feedback in a number of ways.
For immediate enquiries on the project please contact:
Braden Prideaux, Bike Walk Marlborough Coordinator
Phone: 03 577 8855 ext. 5