More people than ever are exploring Wellington on foot or by bike, e-bike or scooter. The NZ Transport Agency and the region’s councils are developing new facilities around the region to support them.
New walking and cycling routes are being developed around both Wellington and the Hutt Valley. The Ngauranga to Petone section is critical, as it will fix a missing link in the network, making it safer and easier to get around the region by bike or on foot. A cycle route has been proposed in this area since as early as 1901.
In 2012 we took the first steps towards this project, and in 2013 we asked the community to provide feedback on two options, a harbour-side option and a road-side option. Overwhelmingly people preferred the harbour-side option and we began further work to design a bold, connected, shared coastal path.
The Ngauranga to Petone section will join the Petone to Melling section in Lower Hutt and the Wellington CBD to Ngauranga section, which includes the Hutt Road and Thorndon Quay cycleways to create the Wellington to Hutt Valley walking and cycling link. It will connect to the Petone and Wellington Waterfronts as part of the Great Harbour Way, and will offer links to the Hutt River Trail.
Have your say now on the on the proposed design of the Ngauranga to Petone (N2P) section of the Wellington to Hutt Valley cycling and walking link.
View an artist's impression of areas of interest along the Ngauranga to Petone section of the Wellington to Hutt Valley Walking and Cycling Link as viewed by train travelling from Petone.
Note: names of sections are to be confirmed.