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Melling to CBD (Wellington to Hutt Valley)

Download the Wellington to Hutt Valley Urban Cycleways map [PDF, 455 KB]

View the latest updates on the Wellington to Hutt Valley Walking and Cycling Link

This 12km high quality cycleway will connect Melling in Lower Hutt to Bunny Street in Wellington central. This is a key corridor between the Hutt Valley and Wellington’s CBD.

This cycle route will connect to existing Hutt city and Wellington city walking and cycling networks and will also link Lower Hutt residents to their workplaces and educational facilities both in Hutt city and Wellington central. By improving the connection between Hutt Valley and Wellington city, the cycleway will provide a better level of service compared with the existing facility along the route.

The route is currently well-used, but could attract over 900 people each day once the new cycleway, which is made up of three sections, is completed.

Benefits

This project will provide a high quality cycleway between Melling and Wellington’s CBD, significantly improving the level of service for both cyclists and pedestrians. It will offer a safer and more attractive route for journeys between home and work or educational institutions, and will pay particular attention to how cyclists travel through intersections.

These additional facilities are expected to encourage new, less confident people to cycle as well as catering to the high numbers of people who use this route already. Connectivity with the larger cycling network will improve as a result and people will have alternative choices for their travel, which will help decrease congestion along the route, and improve journey time reliability.

Improvements between Melling and Wellington CBD will also benefit tourism-related cycling and help boost the local economies of Wellington and the Hutt Valley.

Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2016 with two of the three sections of the route expected to be completed by mid-2018. Construction of the remaining section between Petone and Ngauranga is anticipated to begin in 2019. Announcement of a preferred option for Petone to Ngauranga is expected later in 2015.

Wellington CBD route package

Download the Wellington CBD Urban Cycleways map [PDF, 1.1 MB]

View the latest cycling and walking updates from Wellington City Council on their website (external link)

This package of cycling facilities will form the basis of a Wellington CBD cycle network which will link to the major commuting corridors in Wellington and the waterfront shared path. As the main employment centre for the region, and the final destination for many cycling trips, an improved level of service for cycling infrastructure in the city centre is critical to provide for new riders. A range of design treatments will be used including separated bike lanes, shared paths, slower speeds and shared road space.

Benefits

This project will improve the connectivity of the cycling network through Wellington CBD and provide safer routes for people to cycle to work and school, and for other short inner city trips. These facilities are expected to encourage new people to cycle by providing more attractive connections to the city from the key corridors. This cycling package is expected to attract over 8000 people each day.

Route alignment and construction start and completion dates for this corridor will be determined once Wellington’s cycling framework is finalised.

Wellington eastern route package

Download the Wellington East Urban Cycleways map [PDF, 817 KB]

This package of routes will provide cycling facilities that connect the eastern suburbs of Wellington with local centres, schools and the Wellington CBD. The cycling projects will provide an increased level of service for cycle trips within Kilbirnie and Miramar and will provide access to Wellington airport and the Miramar film industry. They will also link to popular recreational routes around the Miramar Peninsula and coastal areas.

Benefits

These facilities will provide safer connections for over 5000 students in the area to get to school by bike, and for people commuting to work in the CBD. As one of the flattest parts of Wellington, and with the majority of residents in the eastern suburbs living between 5-8kms from the CBD, improving the level of service for cycling in this area is expected to encourage new and less confident people to cycle and reduce pressure on the transport network along this corridor. These cycling facilities are expected to attract over 1000 people each day. Sections of this package will also form part of the Great Harbour Way which will have tourism and recreational benefits for the region.

Route alignment and construction start and completion dates for this corridor will be determined once Wellington’s cycling framework is finalised.

Our partners

Wellington City Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Upper Hutt City Council

Hutt City

Porirua City Council

Kapiti Coast District Council

 

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