Regional Cycle Network

Maximising the potential of a connected regional cycle network and identifying how the Bay of Plenty can build upon its existing investments to offer a lifestyle and tourism experience for residents and manuhiri (visitors) is the driving objective behind a recent Bay of Connections report, Establishing a Regional Cycle Network in the Bay of Plenty.

Drawing together social, cultural, environmental, transport and economic perspectives, the report considers the opportunity to better connect and develop cycle networks and trails in the wider region.
Promoting sustainable tourism, active lifestyles and low-carbon transport options are among the benefits of an improved approach to cycling infrastructure.

In preparing the report, Bay of Connections worked with a diverse group of stakeholders, who understood existing networks and future potential.

There is tremendous local support and passion for developing cycling networks across our region, and the ideas and experiences shared by stakeholders have built a strong knowledge base to develop future actions. It is expected that groups will be able to use the report to develop plans to enhance cycling infrastructure in their local areas.

The report has been prepared in two formats; a concise version, and a full version that includes a stocktake of existing cycle networks, strategies and future investment plans by district and adjacent national and regional networks, and a summary of the national and regional policies, strategies and plans shaping planning and investment decisions on mode shift, walking and cycling in the Bay of Plenty.

Concise version
Full version