With funding from central government, Wellington City Council is investing $37 million in new cycling infrastructure.

This is the first step towards developing a network of cycle routes that will make it safer and easier for people of all ages and abilities to travel by bike.

To start with, we are developing areas where there is already a high demand, and connecting suburbs to the central city with safe and direct cycling routes will encourage a lot more people to go by bike.

Projects being funded

These projects have received government funding for 2015 to 2019 through the Urban Cycleways Programme (UCP) and the National Land Transport Fund, both administered by the New Zealand Transport Agency:

  • Hutt Road – separate walking and biking paths as part of the northern to city connection
  • Cobham Drive – separate walking and biking paths 
  • working with the community to develop options for connections in the eastern suburbs and to the central city
  • Kilbirnie – separate walking and biking paths/lanes, including to Newtown
  • Akau Tangi / Evans Bay – separate walking and biking paths around Evans Bay Parade to Oriental Bay
  • Oriental Parade – separate bike path between Freyberg Pool and Waitangi Park
  • working with the community to develop options for biking routes through Berhampore, Newtown and Mt Cook as part of the southern connection from Island Bay to the central city
  • some smaller changes in the central city and elsewhere. Apart from minor changes, central city cycling improvements are likely to be part of Let's Get Wellington Moving.

Check how the projects are going

Some of these projects have required additional capital investment so we can achieve wider benefits for the city, such as new or upgraded public spaces and recreation areas.  

Although the UCP is now closed, delivery timeframes have been extended by the Government to allow projects to be completed. Further central government funding is likely to be available in 2021. 

See what routes are planned for future years