Insight for Sunday 20 September 2009
The National Cycleway is an idea that stemmed out of the Jobs Summit, and the Government's vision is that it will create hundreds of jobs and bolster New Zealand tourism.
It has its critics: The Opposition says it will not create the promised jobs and some say the $50 million committed to it is not enough.
But out in the communities through which the Cycleway would travel, there is a sense of excitement and a bubbling enthusiasm.
Monique Devereux visits the people and the communities who say they are committed to making the New Zealand Cycleway work - with or without the Government's help.