How we got here
Following open days and community feedback about routes in the east, in early 2017, we’ve worked closely with three eastern suburbs community working groups.
The working groups spent many hours poring over plans, asking questions, looking at things from a range of different perspectives, debating the pros and cons, grappling with challenges and trade-offs, thinking about all the possibilities, and whittling down the alternatives. They talked about parking, resident and business needs, trees, heritage features, lane widths, safer speeds, driveways, existing safety issues, pedestrian crossings, intersections and bus stops.
Then, in September 2017, Wellingtonians had the opportunity to comment on short-listed options for Evans Bay.
More than 400 people attended open days at ASB Sports Centre, and 582 people made online or written submissions about streets in the east.
Since then the Council has analysed 918 separate pieces of feedback to help determine the proposed designs for the various streets, and decided which projects to progress first.
Our decisions have been influenced by what people told us, the funding available, more detailed information about likely costs for the different projects, and a desire to start with busy sections that will make the biggest contribution to the planned network.