Complete: on-road bike lane 

Featherston Street is a key route through the central city. It connects to Thorndon Quay and carries much of the traffic to and from the northern suburbs of Wellington and beyond. About 14,000 vehicles use this route every day with hundreds of people on bikes in the morning peak.

The existing city-bound bike lane on Featherston Street has been extended to create a continuous lane from Bunny Street to Ballance Street

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  • Traffic lanes were narrowed slightly to make room for the bike lane. 
  • A buffer zone has been created between the bike lane and car parking, from Bunny Street to Whitmore Street.
  • Kerb changes on the Whitmore Street corner, opposite Rydges Hotel, have made room for the bike lane. 
  • Changes were also made at the Mulgrave Street intersection to make this area safer for people on foot and on bikes.


  • The feedback period on proposed traffic changes (resolutions) for this project was 26 September to 16 October 2017.
  • Councillors approved the proposal on 23 November 2017.
  • The work was completed in mid-2018. 
  • Read the Traffic Resolution report that went out for consultation.

We received feedback from the community about this project. Click here to view the summary graphs.