The upgrade of the existing Napier cycleway facility is part of Napier City Council’s “Bike It!” strategy. The aim is to encourage cycling and walking as a healthier and sustainable form of recreation and transport.
The final construction stage of this section of the cycleway will be completed this month. Resolve Group has had major design input as well as project managing this 1.6km long and 3.5m wide significant section. It goes right past the Port of Napier and includes a heavy truck crossing and two rail crossings. Particular features had to be incorporated into the design to ensure safety for truck and train drivers, as well as pedestrians and cyclists. In an innovative move, the concrete has been treated to include oxide in order to reduce the glare on the finished surface.
This project has been nominated for a cycling infrastructure award at the 2007 New Zealand Cycling Conference.