24 Jun 2015

Wellington City Council backs cycling plan

8:55 pm on 24 June 2015

The Wellington City Council is pushing ahead with plans to build 150 kilometres of cycleways around the city.

Cyclist in Wellington traffic.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Councillors today unanimously voted to adopt a cycling masterplan that maps where cycleways will be built over the next 10 years.

The council has budgeted $58 million for the work, but councillor Nicola Young said she hoped the Government would shortly announce it was contributing further funds.

The council's next step was to engage with the community about how the routes could work.

The mayor, Celia Wade-Brown, said safe cycleways would promote the capital as a modern, progressive city.

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