The purpose of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway Group is to promote and facilitate the creation and use of an international-standard coastal pathway from Ferrymead to Scarborough Beach, Sumner for the benefit of the people and city of Christchurch.
Recreation for everyone
This will be a multi purpose facility that will promote health, fitness and sustainable transport. There will be lots of things to see and do along the way. Running, cycling, skateboarding, walking, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing and birdwatching.
The estuary is a significant habitat for a high diversity of bird life and migratory birds, there is also an abundance of marine species. The pathway will include storm water management systems and native planting will help provide increased habitat for local and migratory wildlife.
The pathway proposal has the potential to be the most significant and accessible outdoor recreational development in Canterbury. The pathway could become the second most visited attraction in the city, after the Botanic Gardens attracting an estimated 1 million plus users a year.
For the people
It will be a new icon of our rebuilt city and a compelling reason to visit and stay. Long term it is envisaged that the pathway will link back to the Avon River Precinct in the city, providing locals and tourists with a unique way to explore the city. The pathway will also link to many other tracks and attractions.
Pathway is a
The Christchurch Coastal Pathway has been described by City Councillors as a ‘city changer’. It will be a new icon of our rebuilt city and a compelling reason to visit. Long term it is envisaged that the Pathway will link back to the Avon river precinct in the city, providing locals and tourists with a unique way to explore the city.
Step by step, building for our future generations.
The opportunity exists to create a coastal pathway linking Christchurch’s southeastern suburbs – bringing communities together, people out to play, and nature close to heart. Done well, the pathway promises to become a new icon of Christchurch that will be loved by residents and visitors alike.