The Canterbury District Walking and Cycling Strategy (2003)

A set of proposals for new cycle routes was presented in an imaginative, forward-looking planning document, the Canterbury District Walking and Cycling Strategy (source) published by Canterbury City Council in April 2003.

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Section 8 of the document, Potential cycle route schemes (source), includes tables listing some 30 potential new cycle routes along with a detailed description and priority rating of each one. It is disappointing to note that, some seven years after the publication of this planning document, only a proportion of the potential routes described in it have been realised. We would like to see, the impending financial crisis notwithstanding, greatly accelerated progress in this field.