A safe, healthy, sustainable transport system
Wellingtonians love their city. It’s relatively compact and a great place to live. With all the benefits of city life as well as the sea, hills, bush and birds. It scores well worldwide for quality of life.
To make living here even better, we’re changing to a more sustainable transport system.
Our goal is to be a city where it’s easy for people of all ages and abilities to choose low or zero carbon transport options. Where kids can get themselves to school in ways that are great for their health and the environment. Where people can easily choose to live without a car if they want, and where our suburban streets are quiet, safe places.
Creating a citywide network of connected bike and scooter routes in tandem with walking improvements and big public transport changes will make that possible.
This is an ambitious plan. We must act swiftly to change how we move around to reduce the city’s carbon emissions and get the network completed in 10 years. To help us get there, we’ll be making interim improvements where we can, using lower-cost materials and involving local communities.
The bike network plan includes finishing Tahitai, the walking and biking connection around Evans Bay between Miramar and the central city, and The Parade upgrade in Island Bay.