A regular user of Rotorua's cycleways, Natalie Ridler thinks it's great to see more people choosing to get on their bike.

"I think Rotorua does awesome stuff with cycle infrastructure, I would say the Green Corridor is the anomaly," she said.

"I love the look of it and the idea behind it, I hope joining those dots around the city so people can get on at the other end will see more people using it."

Having moved to Rotorua from Auckland just over a year ago Miss Ridler said she avoided most of the controversy when it was built.

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"I think it's very easy for people who don't bike to not grasp how complex it is designing cycle infrastructure.

"It's about reducing barriers and helping people who weren't confident on a bike to feel more comfortable, and in a lot of ways this does that."

Cycle commuter Natalie Ridler loves Rotorua's cycle ways, but doesn't think the Green Corridor is a success yet. Photo/Ben Fraser
Cycle commuter Natalie Ridler loves Rotorua's cycle ways, but doesn't think the Green Corridor is a success yet. Photo/Ben Fraser

She said although the Green Corridor wasn't a success yet it was a step in the right direction.

"Now it has to be about collaborating and communicating with businesses and the public.

"I don't think it's necessarily dead in the water, it seems like a project Rotorua weren't ready for yet.

"But it's that whole idea, if you build more cycling infrastructure, more people will get on their bikes."

Rotorua Cycle Action chairman David Crawley said the group advocated to the council for safe and enjoyable cycle access into the city centre but it still wasn't working as intended.

"We worked with council staff at the CBD redevelopment workshops on some ideas for how that might be done."

Mr Crawley said commuter cycling was increasing in Rotorua and that was good for community health and good for motorists too.

"Like any cycle route, the Green Corridor only works as well as its weakest part.

"Unfortunately, while it has some very good sections, it also has some very poor sections that need to be improved to get it working as intended."

He said they favoured a slowing of traffic in some CBD streets to make on-road cycling safe enough for everybody.