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Will the proposed cycleway help beat the recession? Is it a good idea?

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The national cycleway project, which the Prime Minister lauded as a huge job-creator at last year's national jobs summit, has created 70 in a year.

But John Key said yesterday the project should be judged on the long-term employment it will stimulate.

"I'm confident we'll have 500 jobs on these schemes and I am confident 2000km will be completed by the end of 2011," he said yesterday, after the Herald reported that construction had yet to begin on three out of seven "quick-start" cycle trails he announced last winter.

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