Two year delay for Tuckers to Sturrocks cycleway section

In the draft Long Term Plan, funding for the Tuckers to Sturrocks Road section of the Northern Line cycleway is deferred by two years – it is now planned to be constructed in 2021 rather than 2019. This section (pictured in this 2016 photo) has a well-worn ‘desire line’ which indicates that many people already use it, despite safety issues. A delay in providing safer access for cyclists and pedestrians may not be just about deferring Council spending – as reported in 2017, negotiations between the Council and KiwiRail over the use of the rail corridor had almost reached a stalemate over “exorbitant” rental costings.