We will be upgrading the Wakely Road track in Newlands to be a safer walking and biking route between Newlands and Ngauranga, and into the central city.

From the intersection of Spenmoor Street and Lyndfield Lane, Wakely Road becomes a rough four-wheel drive track. From here the route goes down the hill to join Centennial Highway.

Wakely Road 

What's changing

  • new storm water drainage and removal of the old culverts
  • the surface will be levelled and paved
  • corners will be graded to limit speed
  • more safety fences in steeper areas
  • trees and other vegetation will be cut back
  • signs at each end of the path
  • people will be able to bike up the footpath from Glover Street to the bottom of the track
  • people biking down to Glover Street will use the existing bike path.

 

How this will help

Once upgraded, this section of Wakely Road will be an off-road shared path that can be used by more people. It will provide a better connection from Newlands and the northern suburbs to the Hutt Road shared path and, in future, to the Wellington–Hutt Valley link.

This is one of a series of changes to improve connections and make it safer and easier for people to get to the central city by bike, and help to create a better cycling network.

 

Next steps 

  • Detailed design work for the improvements is under way and work could start in early 2018. It's likely the work will be completed in stages over two years.
  • The feedback period on the traffic changes (resolutions) related to this proposal was 25 July to 11 August 2017.
  • Councillors approved the proposal to upgrade the track and improve access between Glover Street and the bottom of the track in mid-September 2017.
  • More thought is being given to the proposal for a shared path on the northern side of Centennial Highway, between Hutt Road and Glover Street. 

 

Supporting documents for Wakely Road

Proposed traffic resolution

This traffic resolution outlines the improvement proposed for Wakely Road.

TR106 17 Wakely Road New Shared Path (2.2 MB)

Wakely Road shared path

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