Otaihanga’s Shared Path Gets ‘Thumbs Up’
Cycleway, walkway and bridleway users have given final approval to the Kapiti Council’s shared path improvements at Otaihanga.
Kāpiti Accessibility Advisory Group member Brad Hayward says the improvements will make it safer and easier for pedestrians, cyclists, mobility scooters and wheelchair users to use the upgraded 2.5 metre wide path.
The work extended the existing 2.5 metre shared path that runs along Otaihanga Road, between the Cycleway, Walkway and Bridleway on the Expressway, and the Otaihanga Road /Ratanui Road intersection.
The Kapiti Coast District Council says the extensions run 80 metres to Tieko Street — and the Otaihanga Road /Ratanui Road intersection has also been upgraded.
This work provides a safe crossing and extra kerb and channel — and drainage, has been added to address ongoing ponding across the path and road.
Sean Mallon, Manager for Infrastructure Services, says the Otaihanga shared path improvements will provide better connections to and between Otaraua, Otaihanga Domain, the Waikanae River corridor, Southward Car Museum and the Kāpiti Expressway Cycleway, Walkway and Bridleway.
‘Stride and Ride’
The improvements have been delivered through Stride ‘n’ Ride Kāpiti Coast.
This is a three-way investment by the Council, the Urban Cycleways Fund and the National Land Transport Fund, (both latter funds administered by the NZ Transport Agency).
Other improved paths
Shared path improvements have already been delivered at Poplar Ave in Raumati, Tilley Road in Paekākāriki and Mazengarb Road in Paraparaumu.
And work is almost finished on a shared path and improved pedestrian and cycle connections on Kāpiti Road, between Arawhata Road and Ngahina Street.
For more information about Stride ‘n’ Ride Kāpiti coast visitwww.kapiticoast.govt.nz/stridenride