iWay Napier extension
The iWay Napier network is aimed at connecting residential areas with employment areas, schools and education centres, reserves and recreational areas.
It is an opportunity to use a series of drainage reserves through the city’s urban area to increase the number of safer and connected routes for people to cycle to school and to work. More than 8000 students live within 500m of these routes.
The first two routes which have been finished run alongside much of Georges Drive and through the Riverbend Road Reserve. Together they’re known as the Marewa Loop.
Starting at the Alexander Park end of Taradale Road, the Georges Drive pathway meanders through to Chambers Street, and then through Te Awa Park to link up with the Harakeke Pathway in the Nash Street Reserve. It provides excellent access to Te Awa School and Napier Boys High School from the surrounding suburbs, and from further afield.
The Riverbend Road Reserve Pathway follows the Riverbend Road Reserve from Taradale Road, and then the Latham Street Reserve to link to the northern end of the Harakeke Pathway at Noah Street.
The third route completed is the Westminster Ave pathway, which runs from the Prebensen Drive end of Orotu Drive, alongside Park Island, to York Ave, just across from Anderson Park.
Total estimated project cost: $5.16m
UCF share: $1.72m
National Land Transport Fund share (estimated): $1.75m
NCC share (estimated): $1.69m
Total estimated project: $3.75m
UCF share: $1.15m
National Land Transport Fund share (estimated): $1.4m
HDC share (estimated): $1.2m