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This work category provides for the construction/implementation of new or improved cycle facilities, and shared pedestrian and cycle paths.

The construction of on road interventions required to improve the safety and amenity value of cycling, for example a wider carriageway, vehicle parking configurations, pinch points or kerb structure is eligible for funding assistance.

Qualifying activities

  • Examples of qualifying activities

    Examples of qualifying activities include, but may not be limited to:

    • shared pedestrian and cycle paths
    • bicycle parking/racks
    • kerb crossings
    • signage
    • new or improved cycle lanes, including on existing bridges
    • separate cycle paths
    • widening the existing carriageway to provide cycle lanes
    • costs associated with attracting users to the facility, which may include:
      • signage, markings, traffic signals, lighting etc.
      • targeted education promotion and/or advertising activities directly linked to the cycling network.
    • property purchases - see Property purchase section below.

    Other potential activities that are not in the above list should be discussed with the Transport Agency for eligibility.

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Property purchase

Funding for property purchases for cycling facilities are assisted under this work category. The principles and conditions set out in the relevant work category below apply to property purchases for this work category:

Where the property purchase cost for a project exceeds $500,000 for a project, a property phase must be set up in Transport Investment Online(external link) (TIO) using the appropriate walking or cycling work category. Where the property cost is up to $500,000, the cost may be included in the construction/implementation phase.

Funding assistance rate

The usual funding assistance rate is:

Applying for funding approval

Applications for funding approval of proposed projects should be made through the improvement activity module in Transport Investment Online (TIO). To be eligible for NLTF funding, any new regionally delivered activity must be added to the relevant regional land transport plan and to the NLTP.