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City Streets: Better walking, cycling and bus journeys

Transforming the way we travel by creating efficient and better connections between Wellington city and suburban centres.

About this project

City Streets will support the wider Let’s Get Wellington Moving programme by improving connections for people on buses, bikes or walking on 19 key routes between the central city and suburban centres. The project incorporates earlier work from the 2019 Bus Priority Action Plan and will help complete the city’s cycleway network.

The bus improvements will include more bus lanes, traffic signal changes, in-lane bus stops and look at the spacing and number of bus stops.

Cycling options will complement the city’s existing cycleway network and work with the future cycling network that Wellington City Council has committed to.

Investigation and planning work on City Streets is well underway with individual projects to be developed with the community beginning 2022. This $350 million package will be constructed over the next 10 years with work starting on a number of projects within the next three years.

Where this project is happening

Phase 1 - Planning to commence from 2022, and construction from 2023

Key

Hamilton Road to Shelly Bay Road

Bowen Street

Johnsonville/ Ngā Ūranga

Taranaki/ Wallace/ John Street

South West CBD

Featherston Street

Taranaki Street and CBD to Newtown

CBD to Kilbirnie and Miramar

Newtown to Berhampore

Phase 2 - Planning to commence from 2025, and construction from 2027

Key

The Terrace

Vivian/Tory Streets

Karori Tunnel to Karori Town Centre

Glenmore Street to Karori Tunnel

Why change is needed

With a growing population, we need to move more people with fewer vehicles, and this means improving our public transport, making it safer and easier to walk and bike and creating better urban environments and places for people.

City Streets will prepare Wellington for future growth, make our city a better place to be, and provide options for people to get around without using their car. It will also help us reduce carbon emissions as we work towards becoming a net-zero carbon capital by 2050.

Timeline - Phase 1

Early 2022 - Mid 2022 (current)

We are undertaking project planning, understanding project specific problems and opportunities and preparing to talk to businesses and communities.

Mid 2022 - Early 2023

We will be talking to businesses and communities and progressing the development of project business cases.

Early 2023 - Late 2023

We will be finalising project business cases and seeking approval from our funding partners to proceed with detailed design.

Early 2023 - Mid 2024

We will be completing detailed design of projects and planning and preparing for construction.

2023 - 2026

Construction of the first projects is planned to start in 2023 with the majority of phase 1 projects starting construction in 2024.

 

Timeline - Phase 2

Early - Mid 2025

We will undertake project planning, understand project specific problems and opportunities and prepare to talk to businesses and communities.

Mid 2025 - Early 2026

We will be talking to businesses and communities and progressing the development of project business cases.

Early 2026 - Late 2026

We will be finalising project business cases and seeking approval from our funding partners to proceed with detailed design.

Early 2026 - Early 2028

We will be completing detailed design of projects and planning and preparing for construction.

2027 - 2031

Construction of the first projects is planned to start in 2027 with construction of phase 2 projects going through to 2031.

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