An extension to Blenheim’s urban cycle network is around the corner with work now underway on the new Middle Renwick Road cycle lanes.
The project, by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and the Council, is designed to increase cycling facilities and improve cycle safety. It will extend cycle lanes on Middle Renwick Road (State Highway 6) between Murphys Road/Battys Road roundabout and the Westwood Business Park.
“Adding this section of cycle lanes is part of the ‘big picture’ to develop a safe, convenient and connected cycle network around Marlborough. We want to help make cycling a viable and enjoyable way to commute to and from work and school, to get around town, and for leisure,” said the Council’s Sustainable Transport Manager Braden Prideaux.
Public consultation was carried out from 16 November to 14 December last year, seeking feedback on the proposed design from local residents, businesses and the wider community.