This 16km off-road shared path will connect residential areas to workplaces and employment hubs, the Hutt Hospital, schools, the CBD and shopping areas. The Beltway will be a loop track and will also link to the Wainuiomata Hill cycleway and form an improved section of the Rimutaka cycle trail through the city. The Beltway route will also provide connections to major public transport hubs, including Waterloo and Melling train stations.
This project provides safer and more attractive connected routes for residents wishing to cycle throughout the city. It provides a separated route for around 7000 students to cycle to school, and offers more comfortable routes that will encourage people to cycle to work, shops and recreational facilities throughout the city. This cycling project is expected to attract over 1000 people each day.
This 1.25km shared path along the primary corridor will connect residents in the eastern bays to workplaces, schools, shops and public transport facilities in the rest of Hutt city, and further through to the Wellington CBD in the future by joining up and connecting to existing cycleways. It will also connect to the Wainuiomata Hill shared path and the Beltway path. The path will be constructed in conjunction with seawalls in the same location, at a total estimated project cost of $4 million.
This project will provide for a safer and continuous cycling route for residents wishing to cycle between the eastern bays and the rest of Hutt city. It will help to attract new people to commute by bike, especially those who currently lack confidence or perceive the route as unsafe. The links to recreational facilities will help increase the numbers of recreational cyclists, and promote the tourism benefits of these cycle routes. This cycling project is expected to attract over 300 people each day.