The content on this page was accurate at the time of the traffic resolution consultation, and some changes were made to the project as a result of community feedback. We've kept this page to make sure we are being transparent about our process and to show how the project has developed. The main project page is the most up to date place, and more information about the Council's decision can be found in the meeting minutes.
The changes along these streets will make things safer and easier for everyone – whether you’re walking, biking, catching the bus or driving.
The changes along these streets will make things safer and easier for everyone - whether you're walking, biking, catching the bus or driving.
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Bus journeys will be quicker and easier.
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These changes will make things safer and easier for people riding bikes.
Cycle shoulders are a trial design from Waka Kotahi developed as a way to improve safety for people on bikes on particularly narrow and/or windy roads like we have in Wellington. Cycle shoulders are narrower than the standard bike lane width (1.5m), and include broken yellow lines by the kerb, and a dashed white line at the edge of the vehicle lane which illustrates it is legal for people driving to move into this space if required to avoid oncoming traffic. These may be accompanied by some green markings or cycle symbols where appropriate.
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Pedestrian safety and accessibility will be improved.
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With more separation between bikes/scooters and traffic, this route will be safer and easier for drivers.
For full details of parking on the route, see parking changes.
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Lower speed limits will improve safety for everyone.
This is a separate decision from the other proposed changes, and the final decision is made by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency as per the Setting of Speed Limits Rule 2022.
We are consulting on both the road and speed change decisions at the same time, as the changes would be delivered together to achieve the best outcome for the community.
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From June 2022, we began engaging with residents and businesses about planned bus and bike improvements along this route.
Following discussions with groups in the community and stakeholders, we included the following changes in our designs:
As part of our engagement, we’ve worked closely with groups in the community and stakeholders to make changes to the proposed design.
These groups have included:
Through engagement with businesses in the Kaiwharawhara Road area, we’re keen to help them adapt to the proposed street changes while providing safer transport options in the short term. This means we’re looking at making the improvements in stages from 2023 to 2025.
Most of the proposed changes for the route will be installed in stage 1.
Two sections of the uphill bike lane planned for Kaiwharawhara Road will happen in stages 2 and 3, using clearways over the first two years to help manage the removal of car parking.
Stage 1 - June 2023 – clearway operating from 4pm-7pm, parking available at all other times
Stage 2 - Jan/Feb 2024 – clearway operating from 2pm-9pm, parking available at all other times
Stage 3 - Jan/Feb 2025 – uphill bike lane fully installed and in use, with the remainder of the car parking on the south side of Kaiwharawhara Road removed.
You can read the details of the proposed roll out of changes.
Find out more and read the full set of plans and the traffic resolution for the Ngaio connection project.
Explore all the options we considered for this project. Full analysis report avalaible.Read more
We are proposing to phase this project over three years to allow businesses and visitors time to adjust to the changesRead more
Read detailed plans, traffic resolution report, project assessments and moreRead more