Doc open to discussion of developing more cycle trails

More cycling tracks and mountain-biking trails are likely in Otago.

The Department of Conservation has been reviewing a strategy to allow new cycle tracks and trails to be considered in the region, as well as catering for e-biking.

The department has an extensive list of possibilities in conservation areas and recreational reserves, but consideration is at an early stage.

Dunedin city councillors discussed and approved a submission from the council to Doc yesterday.

Dunedin deputy mayor Christine Garey said the council would support development of cycle tracks in appropriate places.

Councillors expressed some wariness about the potential for cycling to be allowed in sensitive areas, but detailed discussion about particular trails is some way off.

They were broadly supportive of providing more options for cycling than was previously possible.


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