Council & City

Urban Cycle Network Masterplan

This plan envisions investment in an urban cycle network to bring about an environment and culture change that encourages more people in Palmerston North to choose cycling more often.

Council plans to:

  • reduce traffic speeds around our schools and shops
  • expand the network of cycle lanes, including some physically separated cycleways
  • support school and workplace travel planning, education about sharing roads and paths courteously, events like street festivals, recreational tours and competitions.

For some streets, we will start with painted cycle lanes and upgrade to separated cycleways in coordination with the street maintenance programme. In new urban development areas, separated cycleways will also be the preferred type of provision on new roads designed for higher traffic volumes.