There has been considerable recent development of cycling networks around New Zealand cities. To date, these have largely featured on-road cycle lanes, separated cycleways, and shared paths. However, there has been relatively little focus on using neighbourhood greenways as a key part of these networks.
Neighbourhood greenways are on-road cycling routes featuring low-volume low-speed local streets and safe crossings of busier roads. They are growing in popularity internationally as a low-cost tool for encouraging bike use on quieter streets without dedicated bike facilities, while also introducing street elements to enhance pedestrian and resident comfort and amenity.