Improved route for people on foot
Improved route for people riding bikes
Improved urban landscape and amenities
Safer intersection at Evans Bay Parade
Tahitai, a new two-way bike path and separate walking path along the harbour side of Cobham Drive, will connect Evans Bay Parade and Miramar Avenue.
The new paths, now under construction, are part of our plans to turn this area into a proud eastern gateway to Wellington.
Cobham Drive is the route from Wellington Airport and often the first glimpse of the city and its harbour for visitors. This part of Wellington's coast and Akau Tangi/Evans Bay hold strong connections for mana whenua iwi - Taranaki whānui, Ngāti Toa Rangatira.
Landscaping and pause points will enhance the paths and wind sculptures. The project includes new street lighting poles and banners along the grassed median strip.
Tahitai will be an important section of the eastern suburbs to central city biking connection and a city-wide cycling network. It will also form part of the Great Harbour Way/Te Aranui o Pōneke.
This improved route for bikes will provide a smoother connection for Miramar residents with Evans Bay, Kilbirnie and the central city. School children will have a safer ride to school and recreational riders an attractive introduction to the scenic route around the peninsula. The separate footpath will also make walking safer and more relaxing for pedestrians.
This project does not include a pedestrian crossing on Cobham Drive but we are working with the New Zealand Transport Agency on possible solutions for the longer term.
The Tahitai route is being developed along the harbour-side of Cobham Drive to replace the shared path.
We have received feedback from the community about this project. Click here to view the summary graphs.
Keep up to date with how projects are going, and understand the process so far. New events will be added as the project progresses.Read more
View supporting documents and initial concepts for the Cobham Drive improvements.Read more
Travel along the Cobham Drive route and you’ll see how and where we plan to make improvements.Read more
See feedback from the latest submissions process for Cobham Drive.
The latest news about this project from Wellington City Council.Read more
Submissions closed 5pm on Tuesday 4 April
Consultation has now closed, but you can still give feedback about how you feel about any part of a project by sharing your view. Anyone visiting the website will be able to see your comments online, and your feedback will also be shared with Councillors.