Hamilton School Link

The School Link is likely to be the next project after the Western Rail Trail opens mid-2016.

Good News! Hamilton City Council voted yesterday to include $3 million of dedicated funding for cycling infrastructure in the 10 Year Budget. Not quite the $10 million we asked for, and short of the $14 million Cr. Macpherson suggested as a fair portion of the transport budget. Thanks for all your submissions, we couldn't have done it without you!

Hamilton City Council is proposing a 5.5km separated bike route to enable kids to safely bike to school.

School Link Map

Safer streets and a separated bike route connecting...

  • Hukanui Primary School
  • Bankwood School
  • Fairfield College
  • St Paul’s Collegiate
  • Fairfield Intermediate
  • Fairfield Primary School
  • Insoll Ave School
  • St Joseph’s Catholic School
  • Woodstock School
  • Te Ara Rima School
  • Southwell School
  • Peachgrove Intermediate
  • Hamilton Boys’ High School
  • Marian Catholic School
  • Sacred Heart Girls’ College

...with connections to Wairere Drive and local roads.

Bike Plan Extract

The School Link will get more kids biking safely to school.

The benefits include:

  • Reduced congestion around school Pick Up/Drop Off time
  • Safer roads outside of schools
  • Give parents peace of mind about safety
  • Promote healthy and active kids
  • Save parents time and money
  • Encourage independence as kids grow up
  • Introduce a new generation to biking in a region with many great bike routes
  • Connect more of Hamilton's off road cycle network



The Biking Plan (Click HERE to read!) is the blueprint for the development of biking Hamilton.



More Information

Hamilton Biking Plan

Generation Zero Waikato

Cycling Advocates Network

Living Streets Aotearoa

Note: All submissions will be made public in accordance with the submissions process