- Unformed Legal Roads
- Types of legal public access
- Overseas Investment Act
- Walking on Crown-owned land
- Cyclists and mountain bikers
- Resolving disputes over access
- The Country and Outdoor Recreation Calendar
- Walking over private land to get to public land
- Can a landholder stop me using an unformed legal road?
- Forms of legal access across private land
- Motor vehicle on walking tracks
- Types of walkways
- Bikes, dogs and horses on walkways
- Greenways, property developers and the use of incentives
- What a wellbeing framework means for access to the outdoors
- Landholders can refuse the right to walk over land
- Downloadable GPX files make accessing hidden spots easier
- Shared pathways
- The Outdoor Access Code
- Asking nicely
- Carrying a gun
- Horse riding responsibly
- Mountain biking responsibly
- Caring for the environment
- Being responsible with fire in the outdoors
- Four-wheel driving responsibly
- Kauri dieback, myrtle rust and more
- Mycoplasma Bovis - information for people crossing farms
- Health and safety
- Māori land
- Funding and awards
- Rivers, lakes and coast
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Herenga ā Nuku advocates for shared pathways as a part of our support for active transport and outdoor recreation. Shared paths for cyclists, walkers, horse riders and other active transport users help connect communities to shops, schools, recreational areas and other local resources. They also connect people and make for stronger communities. Shared paths must be well designed so that walkers, bikers, e-bikers, horse riders and others can all share the space safely.
Herenga ā Nuku’s role is securing legal access for walking and biking trails. We are not funded to build or maintain tracks. Trail building groups must follow track design and safety standards set by the relevant agency, such as councils or the Department of Conservation. These standards ensure that walkers and bike riders can share the same space.
When we secure new public access, we attempt to include cycling access and access for other forms of active transport into the terms of the easement, where it is viable. This reflects the Minister’s directive to incorporate cycling access into our work. Sometimes this is not possible — sometimes, the terrain or the circumstances will not make a shared pathway safe or appropriate. But, where it is appropriate, shared pathways are our preferred option.
Page last updated: Jul 27, 2022, 10:03 AM