Wellington City Council’s Koata Hātepe Regulatory Processes Committee gave the go ahead on Wednesday 13 December for Berhampore to Newtown improvements. You can view the committee meeting on the Council Youtube Channel and read the committee papers here. We'll upload the final designs when these are complete.
The changes will make it safer and easier to walk, scoot, bike, or take the bus to schools, workplaces, sportsgrounds, community facilities, shops, cafes, and businesses.
Berhampore and Newtown are places where a lot more people will be living in the future - close to the central city and Wellington Regional Hospital’s campus, with access to shops, schools, cafes, Massey University, Te Whaea, Wellington Zoo, parks, and the Town Belt. Wakefield Park is a regional centre for sports and recreation.
Many Wellingtonians commute from other suburbs to work at the hospitals, travel to hospital appointments or to visit patients.
The improvements for people on bikes using The Parade, Adelaide Road, Luxford Street, Rintoul Street, and Riddiford Street will complete the 6.3km safe cycling route between the south coast and central city.
The changes along these streets will make things safer and easier for everyone. The plans shown here are what we consulted on - we will upload the final designs when they're completed.
See the impacts in more detail for each section:
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Several changes were made to the plans that went to Councillors for approval:
From mid-2022, we began engaging with residents and businesses about planned improvements for people walking, biking, or using buses in these streets.
Following discussions with community groups and stakeholders, changes to our proposed designs included:
As part of our engagement, we’ve spoken to groups in the community and stakeholders to make changes to the proposed designs for the bike/bus route.
These groups included: