Public Say Needed on Cycle Plan
Written by John Freer on August 21, 2023
By John Freer
The Hauraki Coromandel draft cycle and bike strategy, currently out for public feedback, could increase the region’s cycling economic impact by 47 percent.
This is one of the reasons given for the importance of the proposal which, currently for the east coast alone, contributes $8.4 million each year.
Outlining the strategy and encouraging residents to have their say, Thames Coromandel District Council’s, Laurna White, told CFM there was the potential to have more than 400 kilometres of trails across the region within 10 years.
Laurna said there had already been extensive discussions on cycle trail opportunities across the Coromandel Peninsula and the Hauraki Plains. She said both the regions two district councils and Destination Hauraki Coromandel were involved with the development of the strategy.
There has also been significant collaboration with user groups, local communities, iwi and land owners and users. Now it was the turn of all residents and those interested in having their say.
The survey closes on Monday, August 28 – links are available on the CFM Facebook page and the Thames Coromandel District Council website. Open the link below to hear our interview with Laurna.