Shared zone in part of Bunny Street

Part of Bunny Street, adjacent to Victoria University of Wellington's business and law schools, is now a designated shared zone. This means people on bikes can legally ride both ways between Lambton Quay and Featherston Street (instead of just one way from Featherston Street).

 

What's changed

  • New signs let people know they can ride both ways on this section of Bunny Street.

  

How this will help

It’s not a big change but legitimises what people were already doing safely.

Only a small number of motorised vehicles – Victoria University of Wellington business-related vehicles, buses and taxis – are permitted to enter this section of Bunny Street from Featherston Street.

No traffic is allowed to enter from the bus-only lanes at the Lambton Quay end, so traffic volumes and speeds are very low. Only about 500 vehicles per day use the area and the average speed is below 15km/h.

This is one of a series of planned changes to improve connections and make it safer and easier for people to get places in the central city by bike.  

Incremental changes like these – combined with the more substantial changes likely through the Let’s Get Wellington Moving project – will together help create a better cycling network.

 

How we got here and next steps

  • The feedback period on the traffic changes (resolutions) related to this proposal was 25 July to 11 August 2017.
  • Councillors approved the proposal in mid-September 2017.
  • Other changes recommended by the Central City Working Group are being considered. Some – including improvements to some existing crossings to the waterfront – may happen as part of an ongoing upgrade programmes. Others will require traffic resolutions that will be advertised at a later date. 

Supporting documents for Bunny Street shared zone

Traffic resolution

This is the traffic resolution for Bunny Street, between Lambton Quay and Featherston Street, that went out for feedback in July 2017.

TR 78 17 Shared Zone Bunny St between Featherston St and Lambton Quay V3 JH 30062017 (1.1 MB)

Central city

See the improvements we're considering for the central city. Following public consultation, some of these changes have been completed.

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