Wellington City Council and the Government plan to invest $37.25 million in Wellington City’s connected cycling network over four years (2015−2019).
Demand for cycling is high and growing. In Wellington, the City Council and the Government are investing in cycling because it delivers major benefits to all road users, and Wellington’s overall transport network. With our roads under increasing pressure, cycling is going to be an even bigger part of New Zealand’s future.
Two-thirds of the Government's investment is coming from the Urban Cycleways Fund and the National Land Transport Fund. Both funds are administered by the New Zealand Transport Agency. One-third is the Council's share.
In 2016 the NZ Transport Agency commissioned an independent review of the Council’s cycleways programme by consultants Morrison Low.
The revised cycling programme was unanimously approved by Councillors at a Transport and Urban Development Committee meeting on 11 August 2016.
The focus of our cycling programme between now and 2019 is on connections to and from the central city. We plan to:
The funding is allocated as follows:
Apart from minor changes, central city cycling improvements will be considered as part of Let's Get Wellington Moving.
Councillors agreed in October 2018 at a meeting of the City Strategy Committee to a new funding approach for walking and cycling improvements in the southern corridor - Island Bay, Berhampore, Newtown and Mt Cook.
We’re building the cycle network over the next 10 to 20 years.
Some of the routes will be major commuter connections, and others will be quiet, local streets that connect you with your neighbourhood shops.
The network will:
It could join up:
International research shows that investing in cycling:
Local research shows a large majority of Wellingtonians would cycle if they felt safer.
If you're directly affected by proposed improvements for cycling in your neighbourhood − either because of where you live, or if you own a business or property there − the Council will work with you.