14 Jun 2022

Cycleways facing choice to defer, delay or blowout

From Morning Report, 7:44 am on 14 June 2022

The country's cycleway building programme faces a tough choice - to defer, delay or blowout on projects.

Documents released under the OIA show it's not just pandemic pressures but basic mistakes driving up costs.

Such as at the beleaguered Petone to Melling cycleway in Lower Hutt that has ballooned to more than 20 million dollars per kilometre due to planners forgetting things, little investigation and a million dollar 'clerical error'.

Phil Pennington is looking into this.