Puari ki Wairewa: The Little River Link connects new developments in the south-west into the Central City as well as the business areas at Middleton and Addington.

People bike along the Little River Link cycleway by Church Square

The route was officially opened in May 2017 with Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Transport Minister Hon Simon Bridges and Manuka Cottage Community Development Manager Cherylan Davies speaking at a community celebration.

The Little River Link cycleway openingThe new cycleway runs from Moorhouse Avenue through Church Square to Barrington Street. 

There are cycle crossings over Wrights and Lincoln Roads where they intersect the Southern Motorway, as well as improving the cycleway through Marylands Reserve.

The route will eventually connect to the Little River Rail Trail taking riders from Hagley Park through Addington, Wigram, Prebbleton, Lincoln and Motukarara on the way out to Little River.

The next section is stage 2 of the NZ Transport Agency's Southern Motorway development(external link), which is now under construction.

The project, along with the cycleway, is expected to be completed in the first half of 2020.