We’re building a city fit for the future. This includes making essential changes to our streets so more people of all ages and abilities can easily and safely get around in zero or low carbon ways, and we are less reliant on our cars.
Paneke Pōneke is our plan for a citywide network of connected bike/scooter routes that will be combined with improvements for people walking and taking the bus.
Brooklyn Road is one of the city's busy commuter routes and a connection to the south coast. In mid-2021, with funding from Waka Kotahi we installed a temporary uphill bike/scooter lane, from Nairn Street to Ohiro Road, to trial a safer way for people to get from the central city to Brooklyn.
Following the evaluation of the trial bike lane, Councillors agreed at the August 2021 meeting of Pūroro Āmua, the Planning and Environment Committee, to consult with the community on making these changes permanent, extend the bike route and make the area safer for pedestrians.
We expect to have a draft proposal for permanent improvements to share with the community in March 2023. You’ll be able to provide feedback to help fine-tune the proposal before detailed design happens.
The temporary bike lane will stay in place until permanent improvements are made in 2024. As well as the bike route plans, the Council is also upgrading the intersection of Ohiro Road, Cleveland Street and Todman Street.
Permanent changes for bikes on Victoria, Webb and Willis streets are likely to happen as part of Let's Get Wellington Moving's People-friendly City Streets programme.
The route - a better link for everyone
We’re now looking at how the Brooklyn to city route can be improved for everyone.
We’re thinking about:
- how to make the route safer and more pleasant for pedestrians
- the best ways to make permanent changes for people on bikes, including a connection to the intersection of Ohiro Road, Cleveland Street and Todman Street (at the Brooklyn shops)
- ways to improve bus journey times and bus shelters
- what more can be done to encourage safe speeds
- other street changes that could make the area more attractive
- how changes to these streets would work with future transport and bike network projects.