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Let’s talk about walking and biking in Matamata

The Matamata community let us know through Pride of Place and Long Term Plan consultations that it would like to see better walking and biking connections in Matamata. Feedback called for improvements to help pedestrians, cyclists and microwheel users (mobility scooters, wheelchairs, prams, scooters, etc) to safely and easily get from A to B in Matamata, particularly to local schools and the town centre.

Thanks to Transport Choices funding from Waka Kotahi, we have the opportunity to see how we can help make this happen. We've designed a trial bike route connecting Matamata Domain, Bedford Park, Centennial Drive and the town centre, with temporary changes along the way including shared paths, safer crossing points and other improvements.

We need your help to see what works, what doesn’t and what ideas you’d like us to go ahead with. We’re also keen to hear what you think about our suggested safe crossing locations.

Please take the opportunity to walk, bike or roll on the temporary route and tell us what you think by Sunday 26 March at Matamata Library or online at 

Thanks to those who have already tested the options and given us feedback at Bike Day Out, Matamata Library or online. You can anonymously submit your feedback and view other people’s thoughts, including Bike Day Out feedback, here.

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