Cycleways contribute to the community in many ways - offering opportunities for commuting to work and school, for recreational use, and supporting economic development.
Council is developing a number of combined walking and cycling routes throughout the Western Bay District to provide connectivity and amenities for our communities.
Council's highest priority routes include:
- Omokoroa to Tauranga urban cycleway
- Waihi to Waihi Beach cycleway
- Katikati Urban cycle and walking trails
- Papamoa to Paengaroa cycleway
- Waihi Beach cycle trails
- Kaituna Road to Maketu
- Te Puke Urban
- Maketu Road to Te Puke
We have a vision for a cycle/walkway connecting all our communities - from Waihi Beach all the way to Pukehina.
Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty Urban Cycleway Programme
In 2014, the Prime Minister announced $100 million additional funding for the Urban Cycleways Programme.
Part of this funding is going towards the Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty Urban Cycleway Programme.
The Tauranga urban cycle network comprises 10 commuter routes totalling 150km, and a wider network of recreational connections and routes throughout the Western Bay of Plenty sub-region.
The Government's Urban Cycleways Fund will accelerate this programme and also the Omokoroa to Tauranga cycle trail which is a priority for the region.
The aim of the cycling programme is to provide a safer and more connected cycle network for people leading to improved transport choices and an increase in the number of cycle trips, especially to school and to work.