The Kapiti Coast District Council ‘Cycleway, Walkway and Bridleway Strategy’ sets out the vision for a network around and within Otaki.
The network is a combination of recreational and ‘commuter’ links and Council investment in Otaki is balanced with investment in other parts of the District. It is important that the Otaki community continues to advocate for the linkages it wants. The New Zealand Transport Agency subsidises some of the costs of establishing and maintaining commuter cycling linkages.
Kapiti Coast District Council also funds a road safety programme and a safe routes to schools programme which supports the wider vision of providing alternatives to car travel.
As part of the proposed Otaki Expressway, the New Zealand Transport Agency, agreed to provide a cycleway along the general route. It was agreed that the cycleway should be built at the same time as the upgrade of the Old State Highway. There is some doubt at present as to whether the NZTA will follow through.