People on bikes are now allowed to cycle both ways in the shared zone on lower Cuba Street, between Wakefield Street and Manners Street.
Vehicle traffic is one-way from Manners Street down to Wakefield Street.
We want to make things safer and more convenient for people on bikes, and improving connections between streets is one of the ways we can do this.
As well as shops, cafes and businesses, there are a number of other destinations around here that people on bikes can get to more easily, including Te Auaha, the WelTec/Whitireia creative campus in Cuba Mall, and Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts and hospitality school.
Allowing people to cycle both ways through here helps to provide an alternative north-south connection between the central city and parts of Mt Cook and Te Aro, though they have to get off and walk their bikes through Cuba Mall.
Lower Cuba Street was already a shared zone with very low speeds and traffic volumes. Only about 570 vehicles a day use the street, and the speed limit is 10km/h.
This is one 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.
Read the traffic resolution report that went out for consultation.
We're making a range of improvements in the central city. Some of these changes are complete, some are under way and others are still being considered.
Keep up to date with how projects are going, and understand the process so far. New events will be added as projects progress.
Contra-flow lanes allow people on bikes to ride in both directions on one-way streets.
View supporting documents for improvements to the central city.
See the improvements we're considering for the central city. Following public consultation, some of these changes have been completed.