Preparing for the future – more choice for more people

The changes along these streets will make things safer and easier for everyone – whether you’re walking, riding a bike/scooter, catching the bus or driving.

Changes at a glance

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The route

We’re proposing changes that will make this route safer and more accessible for everyone.

Impacts
  • New street layouts with separated bike/scooter lanes and bus-only lanes where they haven’t been before
  • Two-way bike lane to the Basin Reserve, via Kent and Cambridge terraces
  • Separate bike and bus lanes on both sides of Adelaide Road and Riddiford Street to Mein Street
  • Faster bus journeys with more bus-only lanes and raised platforms at bus stops
  • New signalised crossing between the central medians (at Vivian Street/Cambridge Terrace)
  • On-street commuter parking significantly reduced
  • Loading zone and short stay parking relocated
  • Parking retained outside the Urgent Pharmacy on Adelaide Road
  • Mobility parking unaffected

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Changes for people using the bus

Bus journeys will be quicker and easier between Wellington Hospital and Courtenay Place.

Impacts
  • Separate 24/7 bus lanes along Adelaide Road (both directions)
  • Extended hours for bus-only lanes on Kent and Cambridge (7am–7pm, Monday to Friday)
  • Raised platforms at bus stops

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Changes for people riding bikes/scooters

There will be a connected route between the waterfront and Wellington Hospital to Mein Street. Also, people riding from Majoribanks Street to the waterfront will have a safe bike lane on Kent Terrace.

Impacts

Waterfront to Basin Reserve

  • Two-way bike lane between the southern end of Oriental Parade and the Basin Reserve via Kent and Cambridge, on:
    • the eastern side of Kent, between Oriental Parade and Majoribanks Street
    • the eastern side of Cambridge, next to the footpath and central median
  • From the Kent/Majoribanks intersection, the bike lane will cross diagonally to the central median (on a separate signal phase) and to the eastern side of Cambridge via the slip lane (near Courtenay Place)
  • Central median turning bays on Kent and Cambridge will be closed to traffic
  • People on bikes will use the existing crossings to the waterfront, and the existing route through the Basin Reserve

Basin Reserve to Mein Street

  • People on bikes will use the existing signals to cross between the Basin and Adelaide Road
  • Separated bike lanes on both sides of Adelaide Road and Riddiford Street

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Changes for people walking

Pedestrian safety and accessibility will be improved.

Impacts

  • New signalised pedestrian crossing between the central median islands at Vivian Street
  • Footpaths will be more accessible – people on e-scooters will be able to ride in the bike lanes instead of on footpaths
  • Short section of shared path at the Basin end of Cambridge Terrace

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Changes for people driving and delivering goods

With separation between bikes/scooters and general traffic, and more bus lanes, this route will be a safer space for everyone. The changes may take some time for people to adapt to but we will be monitoring how they operate once they are installed.

Impacts
  • New street layouts with separated bike lanes and bus lanes where they haven’t been before
  • On Adelaide, separate lanes for general traffic, bikes and buses (painted median removed)
  • 24/7 bus lanes on Adelaide, in both directions
  • Fewer lanes for general traffic on Cambridge
  • Extended hours for bus-only lanes on Kent and Cambridge, 7am–7pm, Monday to Friday
  • All parking removed on the south-eastern side of Kent, between Oriental Parade and Majoribanks Street
  • Slip lane at the end of Oriental Parade closed to through traffic and parking removed
  • All parking removed on both sides of Adelaide between Girton Terrace and Hospital Road
  • All parking removed on Riddiford, between John and Mein streets
  • Riddiford St loading zone (near John St intersection) relocated to inside Hospital driveway entrance, 50m on left. 7pm-7am loading zone and P10 retained at current loading zone location.
  • Parking changes will be made on side streets to mitigate the removal of parking.
  • No right turn for vehicles from Cambridge Terrace into Pirie Street – drivers will have to turn at the Basin or Elizabeth Street

Read more about the parking changes

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Stay in touch and get involved

Once the new bike and bus lanes are in, and we’ve ironed out any initial issues, the public survey will go live, and people can give feedback on how well things are working and what can be improved or adapted. We’re keen to keep hearing from people using them.

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You can read the full set of plans

Find out more and read the full set of plans for the Newtown to city project.

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Got questions about this project? Email the team: info@wcc.govt.nz

Riddiford Street

Separated bike lanes on both sides of the road and new bus stop platforms and bus lanes on Riddiford Street (near Wellington Hospital). View towards Newtown. 
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Adelaide Road

Separated bike lanes on both sides of the road and bus lanes on Adelaide Road (near Drummond Street). View towards Newtown.
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Adelaide Road

Separated bike lanes on both sides of the road and bus lanes on Adelaide Road (near McDonald's). View towards the Basin Reserve and city.
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Cambridge Terrace

Two-way separated bike lane on Cambridge Terrace (near the Basin Reserve). View towards the waterfront.

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