We’re putting in a bike route from Newtown to the city
There are a few obvious gaps in Wellington's bike network and we are getting underway to plug them. As part of the draft bike network plan, we are installing an interim bike route from Newtown to the city. This route will be a safer connection to bring people on bikes, scooters or skateboards into the central city from the south. Along the way, we'll be working with Greater Wellington Regional Council and Metlink to make some improvements to the bus network so it's easier to use low-carbon transport options. This route is important given the number of people who work at and visit the hospital.
We’ve started working on the design. We're aiming to start at Mein Street, travel along Adelaide Road, through the Basin Reserve, down Cambridge Terrace and connect to the waterfront.
We'll be installing a first cut in early 2022 using adaptable materials. Once it's in, we will be working hard to gather feedback on how it's going, and make changes in real time to improve it.