Taruheru River Path 2018-12-04T14:07:10+00:00

Project Description

Active Transport

Taruheru River Path


Client: Gisborne District Council
Completion: 2016
Services: Feasibility Study
Scope: Timber Boardwalk and Concrete Paths along and within the Taruheru River
Budget: $7 million

Taruheru River Path envisions a shared path along the banks of the Taruheru
River extending from the current shared path from Bright Street through to
Campion Road. This proposal would enable greater use of facilities, serving a
wider range of destinations through the creation of connections to local centres,
schools and transport links.

The Taruheru River Path offers an urban transport corridor, recreation and
tourism benefits that would essentially create a central park through the city
and the waterfront. A key consideration during the design process was for the
shared path to survive and recover from flood events, without a significant
maintenance burden.

The extension of walkways and cycleways has been well supported during the
Council’s 10 year and annual planning processes. This proposal will give effect to
the commitment of Council to provide improved walking and cycling facilities
within the City.

Urban Solutions were engaged to provide project management services for the
feasibility assessment, to achieve the vision of Gisborne District Council through
assisting in decision making on feasibility, timing and funding.

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