We are really proud of what we have achieved so far.
Hawke’s Bay has gained a reputation as one of the leading regions in New Zealand for innovative sustainable transport approaches with an extensive network of cycleways and pathways in Napier and Hastings. But that hasn’t happened without a lot of hard work!
|20% increase in cyclists since before the iWay project began.|
|Public perception of cycling safety on our roads has risen by 23%.|
So far we have…
- Developed over 200km of on and off-road pathways including a range of facilities for cyclists and walkers.
- Upgraded numerous intersections and existing footpaths.
- Trained well over 900 school kids on cycle safety through our ongoing cycle skills training programme.
- Enrolled 9 schools on the MoveIt campaign to encourage kids to cycle, walk or scoot to school.
- Hosted numerous events including the Go By Bike Breakfast and Commuter Challenge.
- Recycled hundreds of bikes to give them a new lease of life.
We’ve even won awards.
- CAN Cycle Friendly Awards 2012 – winner Best Cycling Promotion Award for “Share the Road”
- CAN Cycle Friendly Awards 2012 – winner Cycle Friendly Commitment by Public Organisation
- Local Government Excellence Awards 2012 – winner of “Better Local Services for Less”
“I visited the Bay over Art Deco weekend. During this and previous visits I have been hugely impressed by the cycle trail network that has been established and is constantly being improved. I wanted to compliment everyone involved in getting this going and maintaining/extending the network. It is a huge asset to the Bay both in terms of recreation and tourism and the opportunity to cycle commute to work off-road. For me personally the lifestyle advantages offered by the trails would be a major reason to want to live in the Bay.” Danny Thornburrow, Hamilton.