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New Cycleways Worth $333 Million Are Coming Your Way, New Zealand

You get a cycleway! You get a cycleway! Everybody gets a cycleway!
By Laetitia Laubscher
June 26, 2015
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By Laetitia Laubscher
June 26, 2015
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The National-led Government has announced that it'll be making a whopping $333 million investment in cycleways across New Zealand. This means that an extra 41 cycleways will be built on top of the 13 cycleways projects already promised back in January as part of the Urban Cycleways Programme.

Transport Minister Simon Bridges (ha, great name for a transport minister), has said that “This is the single biggest investment in cycling in New Zealand’s history”.

Auckland will be getting the largest chunk of the dosh, with $88.7 million going towards cycleways around the traffic-haunted city, and Wellington will be getting $53.3 million of that pie. Over $87 million will be spent in "provincial centres" (their words, not ours - sorry) - like Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Gisborne, Napier, New Plymouth, Whanganui, Palmerston North, Blenheim, Nelson and Dunedin.

Good work, Government. Now to just gently back away from those oil drills and maybe find a less environmentally toxic main source of income than the dairy and beef industries and we're cool.

Published on June 26, 2015 by Laetitia Laubscher

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