Walking & Cycling
The Waimakariri District contains many stunning opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy the natural scenery on foot or by bike.
These include walking or biking along stopbanks and riverside trails, walking along the beaches, enjoying views of the snow-covered Alps in winter on foot or bicycle, or trekking through native forest in the foothills near Oxford.
Walking and cycling strategy
The Council's Walking and Cycling Strategy and Implementation Plan provides a basis for identifying and prioritising demand for new or improved walking and cycling opportunities within the Waimakariri District.
- Walking and Cycling Strategy 2017 - 2022 (pdf, 2.6 MB)
- Walking and Cycling Strategy 2017 - 2022 Action Plan (pdf, 124.2 KB) - Details the walking and cycling projects to be implemented in the next five years. This document will be updated annually.
- Complete Report on Walking and Cycling in the Waimakariri District Survey Report 2016 (pdf, 8.7 MB) - The Walking and Cycling survey undertaken October 2015 – January 2016, provided information about walking and cycling in the Waimakariri District. 258 completed surveys were returned and the results contributed to the development of the Walking and Cycling Strategy.