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