Oriental Bay shared path

We’re proposing changes to make walking and biking on part of Oriental Parade, between Herd Street and Freyberg Pool, better for everyone.

Oriental Parade

Oriental Bay is one of Wellington’s top destinations and as the city grows this area will become more popular. The existing shared path is too narrow to comfortably accommodate the numbers of people walking, biking, running and sightseeing, especially during summer and weekends.

The Oriental Bay community working group agreed on two options for improving this section of the shared path. The feedback provided in November will help us decide which of these options we’ll formally consult on in February 2018.

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How we got here

There are two options proposed for this part of Oriental Parade, between Herd Street and Freyberg Pool.

The community working group looked for the best ways of improving the narrowest section of shared path around Oriental Bay to give people more space and make walking and biking easier and safer.

The group considered existing safety issues, parking, the needs of residents, businesses and visitors to the area, trees, heritage and urban landscape features, lane widths and painted median strip, safer speeds, larger vehicles that have to use this route, and pedestrian crossings.

We also want to encourage more people of all ages and abilities to ride bikes. Oriental Bay is part of the biking connection between the eastern suburbs and the city. It will link to the proposed two-way bike path around Evans Bay, the new bike path being constructed on the harbour-side of Cobham Drive, and the two-way bike path on Miramar Avenue through the cutting that will be built in 2018.

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