New cycle routes to be opened in Christchurch

8:12 pm on 24 April 2011

New cycle routes will be opened around Christchurch to encourage people to get back on their bikes.

Civil Defence says various initiatives will go ahead during the next two weeks to improve conditions for cyclists, including opening routes to key destinations.

There will be a clearway along both sides of Bealey Avenue during peak traffic flow times, as well as a shared path with pedestrians on St Asaph Street.

The cycle lane on both sides of Blenheim Road between Curletts and Main South Roads, and the earthquake-damaged paths through Hagley Park will be repaired.