We are proposing to allow people on bikes to ride both ways in the one-way section of Willeston Street between the Willis Street, Lambton Quay, Customhouse Quay intersection and Victoria Street.
The traffic flow in this section of one-way street goes from Victoria Street to Willis Street.
Submissions received showed overall support for this change with 73 percent (56 )submissions in support and 20 submissions against. However, as these are a new type of lane for Wellington, more thought is being given to this before it goes to Councillors for their consideration in late 2017 or early 2018.
We want to make things safer and more convenient for people on bikes, and improving connections between streets is one of the ways we can do this.
Making this change would help improve the connection between the Golden Mile and the waterfront.
The harbour-end of Willeston Street – between Victoria Street and Jervois Quay is two-way, but at the moment, you can’t ride through to the waterfront this way because the Lambton Quay end of Willeston Street is one-way.
Why we’re proposing this particular design in this location
About 1400 vehicles per day use it and the average speed is about 23km/h.
With these low traffic volumes and speeds, an on-road bike lane should be a safe solution in this location.
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 Willeston Street between Willis and Victoria Streets.
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