Improvements planned

With the Central Area working group, we considered a range of possibilities. We’ve agreed to do more detailed design work on more than 20 improvements that we can potentially make between the railway station and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park to improve connections and make getting around by bike safer and easier.

They include:

  • some possible new cycle lanes, including contra-flow lanes in one-way streets that would allow people on bikes to travel both ways
  • more bike-friendly crossing points (particularly to the waterfront)
  • wider kerb ramps
  • more cross now buttons designed for people on bikes
  • minor changes to traffic light phasing
  • more sharrow road markings
  • intersection improvements including more green stop boxes.

 

Next steps 

Some of the changes – like kerb changes and new cross buttons – are fairly minor and will be carried out as part of our routine improvement programme.

With others, like the contra-flow cycle lanes in one way streets, which are new for Wellington, there will be an opportunity for people to comment. We’ll talk or write to those directly affected, and seek wider feedback when the proposed traffic changes are advertised. We expect the first batch of traffic resolutions to be advertised in late July 2017. Councillors are likely to make decisions on these in mid-September.

 

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