A new one-way bike lane is to be installed at the Basin Reserve roundabout on Rugby Street in early 2018 to make it safer for people riding from Adelaide Road to Tasman Street.
This relatively simple interim improvement will make things a little safer for people who ride into the city this way. About 150 people use this route via Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in the morning peak, and this number is likely to grow.
The section of the Basin roundabout between Adelaide Road Belfast Street is part of State Highway 1 and used by about 19,300 vehicles a day. About 2500 vehicles a day use the top part of Rugby Street between Belfast Street and Tasman Street.
The tight bend, constrained space and high traffic volumes near the intersection of Adelaide Road and Rugby Street make finding a way to improve things for people going in the opposite direction difficult.
However, we will continue to look for a solution to this as we consider routes and bike improvements through Newtown and Mt Cook.
This change is one of a series of planned changes to improve connections and make it safer and easier for people to get places in the central city by bike.
Incremental changes like these – combined with the more substantial changes likely through the Let’s Get Wellington Moving project – will together help create a better network.
This traffic resolution outlines the improvement proposed for Rugby Street between Adelaide Road and Tasman Street.
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