This brief was written (by Wellington City Council, on behalf of the community) based on feedback received from approximately 770 people during the first phase of community engagement.
Options produced for the project will be scored against the objectives in this brief and the Council’s Cycling Programme objectives. The scoring, along with consideration of the effects of the options such as cost and impact on the transport network including parking, and the views expressed during future community engagement on this project, will help the Council make decisions for the Newtown Connections area.
This brief provides designers with information to be used in the design process for making it safer and easier for people who ride bikes.
This brief is based on the Newtown Connections project feedback, collected by Wellington City Council through public engagement from 5 June to 17 July 2018. The feedback is summarised in this brief and the Community Engagement Feedback Analysis Report (4.9MB PDF).
It is for people who live, work, study, visit, or travel to or through the Newtown Connections area, and for the wider city.
Mt Cook, Newtown and Berhampore are great places to live and spend time. Places where everyone can feel safe, accepted and supported through better and healthier transport design.
This project is primarily about making biking safer and easier for more people. Based on the feedback, the community have told us to:
Provide connected facilities for people biking through and around Newtown, Mt Cook and Berhampore
Make it easier and safer for people to cross roads in the area
Contribute to reducing car congestion in the area by creating better facilities that encourage more people to bike, walk, and take the bus
Minimise the impact on parking, especially for residents and businesses
Encourage more people to use the bus by providing bus lanes, rationalising bus stop locations, and creating opportunities to let buses go first at some traffic lights
Create opportunities to improve safe access, seating and shelter at bus stops
Preserve, or create opportunities to enhance the special character of the Newtown, Berhampore, and Mount Cook areas
Create opportunities to improve the key locations identified in the data analysis from the Newtown Connections community engagement
Create opportunities to improve the key streets identified in data analysis from the Newtown Connections community engagement
The Newtown Connections area is complex and diverse with a variety of design challenges. Designers need to consider the full spectrum of challenges and meet them wherever practical. Many of these challenges are highlighted in the Community Engagement Feedback Analysis Report.
Below are the key locations and streets highlighted in the Community Engagement Feedback Analysis Report (4.9MB PDF):
Create opportunities to improve these key locations identified in data analysis from the Newtown Connections community engagement (objective 8):
Create opportunities to improve these key streets identified in data analysis from the Newtown Connections community engagement (objective 9):
To understand how we developed this brief and how the objectives will be measured, read the Community objectives report (4MB PDF):