Wellington Adopts NZ’s Largest Cycleway Network

The Bike Network Plan will leave around 20% of Wellington roads with separated bike lanes, linking the CBD with every major suburb.

Wellington, NZ A 166km cycleway network has been approved for NZ city Wellington, to be established over the next 10 years. A Wellington City Council meeting last month voted to approve the $334 million project, after adding 37km to the 129km proposal put out for community consultation late last year. The council received 1,140 submissions…

Wellington to Ban Cars from City’s Main Streets

Artist impression of Lambton Quay

Wellington, New Zealand Wellington is moving ahead with plans to ban cars from four main ‘Golden Mile’ streets – Courtenay Place, Lambton Quay, Manners and Willis Streets. The Golden Mile that runs along Lambton Quay, Willis Street, Manners Street and Courtenay Place, is Wellington’s prime employment, shopping and entertainment destination. It is the city’s busiest…

Critical Missing Link Approved for New Zealand’s Capital

Te Ara Tupua cycling project

New Zealand’s national capital of Wellington has a greater urban area population of 429,700 in 2020, but due to its extremely hilly terrain and limited land, being surrounded by ocean on three sides, only half of these people, 215,100 to be exact, live in the city of Wellington itself.
The other half live in nearby urban areas including Lower Hutt and Porirua.

Also due to this extremely rugged terrain, a single four lane motorway is the only main road that links Wellington to the rest of New Zealand.

Currently there is no separated cycle route along this main road, that has been built on a narrow strip of in some places reclaimed land, wedged between the mountains and the sea. The only space for cyclists is the shoulder of what is an extremely busy high speed road.