Kilbirnie walkway in the works

Last updated 11:44 09/01/2014

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There are plans for a new cycle and walkway along a forgotten strip of land in the Wellington suburb of Kilbirnie.

''This will be a great facility for cyclists, families, runners, people wanting to walk dogs, or those just wanting to relax in some green space in the middle of this high-density  urban area. We have tried to think about all users and have even included 24 off-street car parks in the wider section behind the bus barns,'' Eastern Ward City Councillor Sarah Free said.

''We hope this will eventually be part of a larger cycling and walking network in the eastern suburbs and the rest of Wellington.'' 

The proposed pathway runs from the intersection of Queens Drive and Cockburn St to Tirangi Rd.

It also connects with an existing walkway to Lyall Bay beach.

Wellington City Council's 2014-15 Annual Plan proposes spending $280,000 on upgrading the area.

This would include landscaping, planting, signage, better entry points and road crossings.

The plan has been backed by local residents' associations and local schools.

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown welcomed public support for the pathway design.

''The late Councillor Leonie Gill and I discussed this at the early Kilbirnie upgrade meetings, and I'm delighted elected members have now responded to the community with funding in the draft Annual Plan.''

The City Council's 2014-15 draft Annual Plan will go out for public consultation from February 11 till March 11.

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