Improve bus journey times
Move more people with fewer cars as the city's population grows
Provide safer and easier ways to go places on foot and on bikes
In mid-2020, the Let's Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) programme plans to develop and seek feedback on options to improve bus priority along Hutt Road and Thorndon Quay.
The work will include changes to make Thorndon Quay safer for people on foot and on bikes. Any changes will complement the significant improvements that have already been made on Hutt Road for pedestrians and cyclists. Find out more about LGWM and its plans and timeline for this area.
Wellington City Council did consult on and approve an interim improvement for the section of Thorndon Quay between Davis Street and Mulgrave Street, work which is now no longer likely to happen.
It was anticipated road marking changes could be done at low cost in conjunction with routine road sealing work to make this area a little safer. However, the resealing work wasn't required as quickly as anticipated, so improvements in this area are now most likely to instead be made through the LGWM programme.
Thorndon Quay is an important part of Wellington’s transport network, particularly for people in the northern suburbs.
Along with Hutt Road, it currently provides the main connection between the existing, and proposed new Hutt Valley to Wellington walking and biking link, and the central city.
In mid-2020, the Let's Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) programme plans to develop and seek feedback on options to improve bus journey times along Hutt Road and Thorndon Quay.
The work will include changes to make Thorndon Quay safer for people on foot and on bikes. Any changes will complement the significant improvements that have already been made on Hutt Road for pedestrians and cyclists.
Planning will include consideration of the work done by a working group set up to help look at options for this area. The group met five times in 2017.
Find out more about Let's Get Wellington Moving's intentions for this area.
The Council agreed at a meeting on 19 April 2018 to convert the angle parking to parallel parking and mark on-road bike lanes between Davis Street and Mulgrave Street to make this section of Thorndon Quay a little safer.
It was planned this change would be made in conjunction with routine road sealing work at the end of 2018 as an interim solution. However, the road sealing work wasn't required as quickly as anticipated, so we haven't been able to make this temporary change. As options for more extensive improvements on Thorndon Quay will be proposed in mid-2020 as part of the Let's Get Wellington Moving programme, this interim change will not be going ahead.
Keep up to date with how projects are going, and understand the process so far. New events will be added as the project progresses.Read more
View supporting documents for Thorndon Quay improvementsRead more
See where the proposed route will go, and how it will improve safety for road users on Thorndon Quay.
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