The most important connections
Thorndon has a special character, rich in history and heritage. The area is home to our parliamentary precinct, the Wellington Cathedral, and the routes we’re looking at connect to many large employers as well as primary schools, high schools, and Victoria University of Wellington campuses.
Thorndon and the Tinakori Village are just a short five-minute ride from the central city, and an easy walking distance from the train station and bus terminal.
To make it easier for more people to use low carbon transport options to get to, around and through Thorndon, and make it a nicer place to visit and live, we’re proposing to use adaptable materials to install:
- New separated bike lanes
- New raised pedestrian crossings
- New car share spaces
- New mobility car parks
- Bike parking, seats, and planters in Tinakori Village
- Extending the 30km/h safer speed zone through Tinakori Village to Botanic Garden and down Hill Street
- Removing two bus stops to improve bus travel times
- Better provision for school pick-up and drop-off car parks
- Removing some on-street parking in the area
Overall, the changes along these streets will make things safer and easier for people getting around this area and provide more options for how people can get to and from work, school, or tertiary study, drop kids at day care, visit local shops, churches, and businesses, or live in the area without needing to own a car.