A safe, healthy, sustainable transport system
Wellingtonians love their city. It’s relatively compact and a great place to live. With all the benefits of city life as well as the sea, hills, bush and birds. It scores well worldwide for quality of life.
To make living here even better, we’re changing to a more sustainable transport system.
Our goal is to be a city where it’s easy for people of all ages and abilities to choose low or zero carbon transport options. Where kids can get themselves to school in ways that are great for their health and the environment. Where people can easily choose to live without a car if they want, and where our suburban streets are quiet, safe places.
Creating a citywide network of connected bike and scooter routes in tandem with walking improvements and big public transport changes will make that possible.
This is an ambitious plan. We must act swiftly to change how we move around to reduce the city’s carbon emissions and have a comprehensive network in place by 2031. To help us get there, we’ll be making interim improvements where we can, using lower-cost materials and involving local communities.
Changes are being planned or underway on a number of routes including upgrading The Parade in Island Bay, Newtown to the city, the Botanic Garden ki Paekākā to the city and Brooklyn hill. We're also prioritising where and when work will happen on other streets.