Where the route will go
The Thorndon Quay route will go from the Aotea Quay overbridge along Hutt Road, Thorndon Quay, Featherston Street, and Bunny Street to the Waterloo Quay intersection. It provides links to Featherston Street, which is where most cyclists using this route are heading, and the waterfront. Watch the video to explore the route.
As part of making this busy route from the Hutt, northern and western suburbs safer and easier for people on bikes, we are proposing some interim improvements between Davis and Mulgrave streets in 2018.
- New painted bike lanes are proposed between the parking spaces and traffic lane on both sides of the street. This will require changes to the parking on the stadium side of the road.
- Further work to make Thorndon Quay even safer for people on bikes is possible in the future, but we are not proposing more significant changes through here until it is clearer how the Kaiwharawhara to central city transport route and area may change in the future.
- It's always been our long-term aim to have better walking and biking facilities closer to the harbour, and planning for the Let's Get Wellington Moving project has provided a fresh opportunity to explore this.
Improvements around Bunny Street
Some improvements to the road markings in and around Bunny Street will be made in early 2018 to make the area safer for people on bikes.
- greening parts of the existing cycle lanes on Bunny Street so they are more obvious to people using this area
- adding green cycle stop boxes on Bunny Street at the Waterloo Quay and Featherston Street intersections
- marking a short northbound section of bike lane on Featherston Street adjacent to the Victoria University Business School
- adding more green around the Mulgrave Street intersection to help make this busy spot a little bit safer for those riding north.
These changes have been planned for about two years, but were delayed while work happened on the Victoria University site.
Contractors used the wide shoulder on this part of Featherston Street to provide a temporary loading zone during construction, but it is no longer required for this purpose. It is a part of the road many people on bikes already use.
These road marking changes do not preclude consideration of other ways to make this part of the route safer in the future.