Waka Kotahi is partnering with Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Hutt City Council to provide a safe and efficient 12-kilometre walking and cycling route between the Wellington CBD and Melling. Te Ara Tupua will also connect with other walking and cycling facilities such as the Petone Esplanade and the Hutt River Trail.
The project involves three sections:
Wellington CBD to Ngauranga section – a Wellington City Council project. This cycling facility will run from Bunny Street along Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road to the Ngauranga interchange. This section is jointly funded by the Urban Cycleways Fund, the National Land Transport Fund and the Wellington City Council.
Ngā Ūranga to Pito-one section – a Waka Kotahi project. This is a shared off-road path from the Ngauranga interchange to the Petone interchange. This section is jointly funded by Waka Kotahi, Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Petone to Melling section – a Waka Kotahi project. This is an off-road cycle path with shared path connections linking the Petone railway station to the Hutt River Trail. This section is jointly funded by the Urban Cycleways Fund, Waka Kotahi and Hutt City Council.