Bike to the Future Awards
– Winner: Supreme Award
– Winner: Built Excellence Award
The Christchurch City Council is developing a network of 13 Major Cycle Routes (MCR) to connect suburbs, shopping areas, commercial centres, schools and recreation destinations in Christchurch via an integrated 101 km network of cycle routes, designed to provide an increased level of cycle safety and encourage more road users to get on their bikes.
Key ecological, heritage and other sensitivities relating to the location of the routes have greatly influenced the design, which Aurecon’s experts played a pivotal role in optimising through the coordination of specialist inputs.
While the MCR programme forms part of a much larger initiative to encourage residents to cycle, early success indicates a positive response and step forward in terms of establishing Christchurch as an environmentally-friendly, future-ready city.