Central city walking improvements

Creating a better environment for walking, to make the central city safer and a more enjoyable place to spend time in.

About this project

We’re planning small intersection changes on Wellington city streets to make it safer, quicker and easier to:

  • cross, and
  • get to and from the waterfront.

This will also encourage more people to get around the city by walking and to move more people with fewer vehicles.

Where this project is happening

We are implementing changes at multiple city intersections on three road corridors. We chose these intersections because many people use them, they involve some of the busiest roads in the city and the longest delays to cross.

They are located in the following areas:


Vivian Street between Willis Street and Cambridge Terrace

Waterfront route (Waterloo, Customhouse and Jervois Quays) between Bunny Street and the City to Sea Bridge

Whitmore Street

Why change is needed

These improvements will help to create an accessible city for everyone, including people using wheelchairs, people with prams and small children, people with limited mobility and people who have visual impairment.


November 2021 (current)

We'll be making changes to the Whitmore Street/Stout Street and Whitmore Street/Featherston Street intersections.

Early - late 2022

We’ll be making changes to intersections on Vivian St and Jervois/Customhouse/Waterloo Quays road corridors. More details will be made available in early 2022.

Early - Mid 2022

We will look to finish changes to Vivian Street/Cuba Street, Vivian Street/Taranaki Street and Jervois Quay/Willeston Street, Jervois Quay/Hunter Street, Customhouse Quay/Brandon Street and Customhouse Quay/Johnston Street intersections.

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