Direct Cycle Path Between Cities Some Way Off

A direct route between Napier and Hastings along cyclepaths is an aspirational goal, but several years away says Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Cycle Network Co-ordinator, Vicki Butterworth.

She said although there was $2.6 million of funding in place for three extensions to the Hawke’s Bay Trails over the next five years, a direct route was yet to be determined.

Central government is providing half the funding for the three extensions to the Hawke’s Bay Trails, with one making a direct route to Taradale more likely in the future.

“Ideally we would like to go into Taradale as well, providing a suitable commuter route as much as it is for tourism, in linking Taradale to the wineries’ ride, providing a commuter route connecting Hastings through to Taradale and EIT,” she said.

Photo: Cyclepaths extended but commuters have to wait. Made with funding from NZ On Air  For more on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to Posted: 15 May 2019