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Approved solution: Separate two-way bike path, footpaths and angle parking

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Why this solution?

Separate paths for people walking and riding bikes will make this area safer and more enjoyable for everyone. The planned two-way bike path design is consistent with the planned bike path around Evans Bay as part of the route to the eastern suburbs.

  • The existing 4.5m-wide shared path will become a designated footpath on the seaward side of the trees.
  • There will be a two-way 2.5m-wide bike path between the parking and pohutukawa trees, with a 1.8m-wide designated footpath between the parking and bike path.
  • Overall, the amount of parking will increase from 61 spaces to 64 spaces. 58 will be angle car parks, with 6 new parallel car parks replacing the bus stop near Herd Street.
  • The bus stop near Herd Street will be removed on the advice of Greater Wellington Regional Council (there are outbound bus stops nearby at Waitangi Park and Freyberg Pool).
  • The 3 existing mobility parks at Freyberg Pool will be retained.
  • The kerb will be moved out into the road to make room for the bike path and new footpath.
  • Traffic lanes will be narrowed (from 4-4.2m to 3.3m).
  • The painted median strip will be narrowed (2.2m to 2m).
  • There will be new motorbike parking near Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club.
  • Parking time limits will remain unchanged.
  • The pedestrian crossing near the yacht club will be redesigned to go straight across the road, with a central island, no barriers and a kerb extension on the seaward side.
  • All existing trees will be retained.

Read the full traffic resolution (220KB PDF)  and plans (4.4MB PDF)

See how the proposed changes compare to the current layout.

View the options previously considered for Oriental Parade.

Community feedback

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Oriental Bay plan

Oriental Bay towards Freyberg Pool

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