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Monday, 18 August 2014

MEDIA RELEASE: Cycleway fund opportunity for Rimutaka

With Gerry Brownlee and Chris Bishop at today's announcement.
"Today's cycleway fund announcement is a great opportunity for Rimutaka and the Hutt Valley" said Lewis Holden, National's candidate for Rimutaka

Announced by John Key and Gerry Brownlee in Petone today, $100m has been allocated to be spent over the next four years on accelerating cycleways in urban centres

An Urban Cycleway Investment Panel will investigate opportunities to invest in urban cycleways that would expand and improve the cycling network. In addition to this funding, up to $30 million is available from the National Land Transport Fund for walking and cycling projects in the 2014/15 financial year.

This investment will be complemented by funding from local government.

"As your strong voice for Rimutaka in a National-led government, I will work with NZTA and the two Hutt valley local authorities to see that cycleway projects, such upgrading the cycleway next to SH2, are championed" continued Mr Holden.

More information on the new fund is here:

http://beehive.govt.nz/release/100-million-urban-cycleways

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