Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced the first $10 million tranche of funding from a cycleways package the Government committed to before last year's General Election.
Prior to the election the National Party said it would spend $100 million over the next four years on building cycleways in urban centres.
The National Land Transport Fund will also put $21 million towards the cycleways programme, and local government and community funds will contribute $6.3 million.
However, Mr Bridges said he wanted more from local government in the future, especially Auckland.
Mr Bridges said Auckland (which includes Auckland Council and community funds) would only contribute $1.1 million out of more than the $20 million to be spent this round on the city's cycleways.
He said the remaining $90 million in the Government's cycleways fund would be allocated later this year.