Since 2015 the iWay Napier network has grown both in size and popularity.
It connects where people live to where they work, go to school or study, and choose to go for recreation. And it appears more people are choosing to go by bike.
Cycle counts show that we are experiencing growth in the number of users and we want this to continue. To help this we are investigating ways to “close gaps” on the network.
Readings taken from a permanent counter installed in 2016 on the Prebensen Drive off-road route confirmed it as Napier’s busiest route, sometimes topping 200 cyclists a day. This is still the case today.
To view what these pathways look like, go to the Routes and Map page.
Pathways under construction include:
Kennedy Road – from Riverbend Road to the Marewa shops.
Pathways completed to date include:
Church Road – from the intersection of Puketapu and Church Roads, through to Prebensen Drive.
Westminster Ave – from the Prebensen Drive end of Orotu Drive, alongside Tamatea Drive, adjacent to Park Island, through to York Ave, just across from Anderson Park. There is also a pathway from the Tamatea Dr side of Park Island, running alongside Clyde Jeffrey Drive, to Prebensen Drive and Church Road.
Anderson Park – an 800m pathway across the northern end of the park. Easily accessed from York Ave or Kennedy Road. Links to the old pathway alongside Taradale Road.
Hawke’s Bay Expressway – running alongside the expressway, on its southern side, this includes a much revamped Burness Road underpass, and goes through to the intersection of Harold Holt and Bill Hercock Avenues.
He Rerenga Inanga – from Harold Holt Ave to Kennedy Rd, alongside the County Drain. This crosses Kennedy Road and Taradale Road, and runs through to Lipton Crescent, Onekawa.
Georges Drive – from the Alexander Park end of Taradale Road, to Chambers Street, and through Te Awa Park to link up with the Harakeke Pathway in the Nash Street Reserve.
Riverbend Road Reserve –from Taradale Road to the Latham Street Reserve to the northern end of the Harakeke Pathway at Noah Street.
Total estimated project cost: $5.16m (to 2018/19)
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