Complete: better connections near the Basin Reserve

Walking and biking connections near the southern end of Kent Terrace and Cambridge Terrace have been made safer and easier. 

Kent Terrace and Cambridge Terrace are the main north-south routes in Wellington’s transport network, used by an average of about 31,000 vehicles per day. Around 300 people on bikes also use these routes in the morning and evening peaks.


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  • There are dedicated bike crossings beside the signalised pedestrian crossings at the southern end of Kent Terrace and Cambridge Terrace.
  • The short section of footpath between the Kent Terrace crossing and the Basin Reserve has been widened and turned into a shared path (the proposed separate 2m-wide footpath between the Basin Reserve and Cambridge Terrace has not gone ahead at this stage).
  • Three car parks were removed on the Pukeahu side of Kent Terrace.
  • The zebra crossing outside the northern gates of the Basin Reserve has been made safer with a raised platform.
  • The kerb has been extended at the southern end of Kent Terrace, next to the left-hand traffic lane, to reduce the distance for people using the crossing and provide more space on the footpath.
  • The footpath around the corner of Kent Terrace and Ellice Street (from the crossing to Hania Street) is now a shared path. 
  • The Council will be talking with the NZ Transport Agency to see if it is possible to seal the lime path through the little park area, and make it pedestrian-only.
How this will help

These are part of a series of 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 planned as part of the Let’s Get Wellington Moving project – will together help create a better cycling network.

  • The feedback period on proposed traffic changes (resolutions) for this project was 26 September to 16 October 2017.
  • Councillors approved a proposal to make the footpath a shared path on 23 November 2017.

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.