Cycleway Connection for Woodend

The Woodend Sefton Community Board were excited at their meeting on Monday to hear more about the proposed extension of the Rangiora Woodend Path to complete the connection to Woodend.

A workshop was held explaining the options, including the connection to the signalised pedestrian crossing on SH1 outside the school that NZTA has approved. Staff will make some changes after feedback from the Board and then go out for community consultation in coming weeks.

20200917 - Woodend Rangiora Path

The SH1 crossing will allow cyclists and walkers a safe way to cross and an easy connection to the Gladstone Road path on to Gladstone Park and Pegasus as well the Jill Creamer Trail to Woodend Beach.

The Board then went on to discuss the Youth Space project for Pegasus. Funding has been allocated in the next financial year for a dedicated youth space in Pegasus.

Board Chair Shona Powell says, “A space for young people in Pegasus has been on the wish list for a while and we want to work alongside youth developing this idea. It’s important the end result is something that will be well used and fits as part of the wider community too.”

The Board has made clear that although this project is often referred to as a skate park, they want the youth and community to work closely together to see what youth want. A skate park is one option but there may be others. Engagement will start later this year.

The Board accepted new street names for the Ravenswood subdivision including two names gifted by Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga to the developer which will be Clare and Jasmine Streets.

Next meeting is on Tuesday 13 October in Sefton Public Hall starting at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.