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:

Whitmore St & Bowen St

Whitmore & Stout St Intersection Changes

The improvements are complete. 

Whitmore & Featherston St Intersection Changes

The improvements are complete. 

Vivian Street between Willis Street and Cambridge Terrace

Vivian & Willis St Intersection Changes


Vivian & Victoria St Intersection Changes

Project dates: Monday 30th May - end of June 2022

Nighttime works: Between 8pm and 5:30am

Daytime works: between 9am and 4pm

This work is weather dependent and in the event of unsuitable weather or other unforeseen circumstances, the work will possibly be delayed. 

Vivian & Cuba St Intersection Changes


Vivian & Taranaki St Intersection Changes


Vivian & Tory St Intersection Changes

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

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

We've made changes to the Whitmore Street/Stout Street and Whitmore Street/Featherston Street intersections.

April - June 2022 (current)

We are making changes to intersections on Vivian Street.

June - September 2022

We’ll be making changes to intersections on Jervois, Customhouse and Waterloo Quays.

October 2022

We’ll be making changes to the intersection of The Terrace & Bowen Street.

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