Footpaths in Our District
Council maintains over 209km of footpaths in the district. The district’s footpaths provide a safe and convenient space for pedestrians, especially in urban areas.
It enables pedestrians to get to and from their place of work or school and move around the community to meet in social, sporting, work or cultural events. A safe and effective footpath network helps the environment by encouraging people to walk or jog to their destinations rather than drive.
Each year, 15 to 20 kilometres of footpath are resurfaced. Funding for the maintenance of footpaths, new footpaths, footpath resurfacing and new kerb and channelling is provided through rates.
When looking after the district’s footpaths, the Council takes into account:
· Footpath Construction
· Footpath Maintenance
· Pedestrian Crossings
· Street Furniture
· Access onto footpaths
· Utility services
· Mobility Impaired Users
More information about the renewal and maintenance of footpaths in available in the District's Long Term Plan 2012-22.