Christchurch has a strong commitment to generating a significant modal shift to cycling through its Major Cycleway programme. This programme is planned to provide an extensive and connected cycleway network comprising 13 major cycleways through the city , with local cycleways providing access to the major routes. Innovative network design will provide safer cycling route options, assist with the recovery of the city, and encourage more active travel to work, to schools and to shops for the people of Christchurch.
The Christchurch Major Cycleway network will be made up of safe cycle routes. The Urban Cycleways Fund contributed to seven cycleway projects that connect into the CBD along four primary corridors. These are routes where a significant increase in demand is forecast. It will also accelerate the Waimakariri cycling network, linking the urban areas of Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Woodend.
Northern Line Cycleway
Little River Link
Rapanui–Shag Rock Cycleway
Rangiora to Woodend
Rangiora to Kaiapoi - including Southbrook Links
Rolleston to Lincoln Cycleway