Eltham/Beaver Road Cycle Link Project

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Eltham/Beaver Road Cycle Link Project

Background

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

The route is to operate as an on-road facility on Beaver Road and as a separated two-way facility on Eltham Road.

Funding

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.

Construction

The construction of the Eltham/Beaver Road Cycle Link project is due to commence on 16 April 2018 and is expected to be completed by 30 June 2018.

For all enquiries relating to project construction please contact Anton Faulkner, CMT Group Contracts Manager - Phone 021 228 4966 or email: anton@cmtgroup.co.nz

Public consultation

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.

For other enquiries on the project please contact:

Braden Prideaux, Bike Walk Marlborough Coordinator
Phone: 03 577 8855 ext. 5
Email: Braden Prideaux

Approved Designs