Shared pathways

KiwiRail supports shared paths and cycleways where they can safely be accommodated beside our tracks.

Shared pathways are great for encouraging active transport options, for reducing carbon emissions and increasing regional tourism. We are guardians of the rail corridor for future generations and encourage use of the land when it is safe for our people and the public.

Safety first

To ensure we do keep everyone safe, our cycleways team works with planners and councils on the distance required from the rail network and any fencing and crossing requirements needed.


If you would like more detail about how to work with KiwiRail on a shared pathway, contact us at