The happy users guide to a busy trail

The greater use of Tamahere’s ever expanding pathways during lockdown has given us a taste of how busy they will be once the Te Awa River Ride is completed.

Already 300,000 people a year use the incomplete trail, which stretches 70km from Ngaruawahia to Karapiro. Each week nearly 2300 people use the Avantidrome to Cambridge section.

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Walk tips to stay safe

A concerned local makes a plea for people walking on our roads to follow the road code’s recommendation to walk on the side facing oncoming vehicles.

“At least then evasive action can be taken if needed,” says a concerned Raeburne Bourke.

“I am amazed at the number of folk who walk with their backs to traffic and some people are well out into the carriage way.”

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