Proposed solution: Separate two-way bike path, footpaths and angle parking
Why this solution?
Separate paths for people walking and riding bikes will make this area safer and more enjoyable for everyone. The proposed two-way bike path design is consistent with the planned bike path around Evans Bay as part of the route to the eastern suburbs.
- The existing 4.5m-wide shared path would become a designated footpath on the seaward side of the trees.
- There would be a two-way 2.5m-wide bike path between the parking and pohutukawa trees, with a 1.8m-wide designated footpath between the parking and bike path.
- Overall, the amount of parking would increase from 61 spaces to 64 spaces. 58 would be angle car parks, with 6 new parallel car parks replacing the bus stop near Herd Street.
- The bus stop near Herd Street would be removed on the advice of Greater Wellington Regional Council (there are outbound bus stops nearby at Waitangi Park and Freyberg Pool).
- The 3 existing mobility parks at Freyberg Pool would be retained.
- The kerb would be moved out into the road to make room for the bike path and new footpath.
- Traffic lanes would be narrowed (from 4-4.2m to 3.3m).
- The painted median strip would be narrowed (2.2m to 2m).
- There would be new motorbike parking near Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club.
- Parking time limits would remain unchanged.
- The pedestrian crossing near the yacht club would be redesigned to go straight across the road, with a central island, no barriers and a kerb extension on the seaward side.
- All existing trees would be retained.
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See how the proposed changes compare to the current layout