Puari ki Otūmatua: Connecting Halswell to the Central City via Hoon Hay and Somerfield.

Following consultation on the Quarryman's Trail route last year a Major Cycle Routes Committee has approved the detailed design and construction of the cycleway. Construction of the route is expected to start by November 2017.

Of the 466 submissions received, 284 supported the Quarryman’s Trail cycleway proposals, 138 generally supported the proposal with some concerns and 38 were opposed to the Quarryman’s Trail cycleway. The remainder (eight) did not indicate a view either way.

As a result of the feedback a number of changes were made including:

  • Extension of the cycle path further south to the main entrance of Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
  • Four additional carparks in various locations on the route
  • Improved connectivity into Bradford Park
  • An improved crossing facility at Dominion Avenue

The Quarryman's Trail will help support the residential growth areas around the south-west of the city by offering another attractive transport option for commuters and for utility cyclists to access the many local roadside shops and businesses. It will connect the Halswell suburb to the existing shared pathways in South Hagley Park and the Central City via Hoon Hay and Somerfield. There is a connection to Southern Lights and Nor’West Arc cycleways.

The proposed route starts on Antigua Street and goes south along Antigua and Strickland Streets before turning to the west into Roker Street. The cycleway then joins up with Frankleigh Street and Sparks Road, turns off Sparks Road into an existing reserve which connects to James Hight Drive, and the cycleway finishes by going through Halswell Domain and along Halswell Road as far as Te Hāpua.

The route is expected to be finished during 2018.

* Otūmatua (a peak on the Port Hills) is the outstanding feature of the south-west.