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

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.


August - October 2021: (current)

We are seeking approval from our partners to proceed with the programme.

Early - mid 2022:

Once we are approved to proceed, we will talk with the community.



Depending on the changes proposed, phase one of construction can start in 2023.

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