Planning

Thorndon Quay & Hutt Road

We're transforming Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road to provide safe and reliable travel choices for everyone and create a more attractive street environment.

About this project

Many people use Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road. As one of the city's most important commuter routes, it’s the busiest bus route outside of the city centre and Wellington's busiest cycle route. On an average weekday, there are more than 10,000 bus passengers and up to 1,300 cyclists.

New paths proposed as part of this project will complete the walking and biking link into the central city from Ngauranga. This project will also link to Te Ara Tupua, the planned shared path between Ngauranga and Petone, which will enable more people to walk and cycle between the Hutt Valley and Wellington.

We’re looking at ways to:

  • improve safety for everyone
  • give buses more priority
  • improve intersections and pedestrian crossings
  • provide better walking and cycling facilities
  • enhance the street environment to create attractive spaces
  • improve access to the Kaiwharawhara ferry terminal for passengers and freight.

Where this project is happening

Thorndon Quay starts just north of the Lambton Quay bus interchange and runs for about 1km north to the intersection of Hutt Road and Tinakori Road.

Hutt Road runs parallel to State Highway 1 and the railway line for about 4km to the bottom of the Ngauranga Gorge.

Timeline

2020

Using the feedback from public engagement and talking with key stakeholders, we drew up a very long list of hundreds of ideas to improve Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road and develop the objectives for the project.

To get to a long list of potentially viable options, we assessed the ideas against project objectives. This initial assessment got the list down to about 16 options.

To get to a short list of 16 options, we assessed the long list in more detail. The options were assessed against the project objectives, the impact of the changes and how easy they would be to build.

From the short list, we developed a proposed solution for the public to have their say.

May-June 2021

Proposal opened for feedback from 11 May 2021.

 

July 2021

We’ll feed back what we’ve heard from you.

 

Late 2021

Safety changes have been made on Thorndon Quay, changing the parallel parking to angle parking improving safety for cyclists and travel through the area for all users.

These parking changes were part of the Let’s Get Wellington Moving consultation and approved by Wellington City Council by traffic resolution on 24 June 2021.

October 2021 (current)

We’ll share with you the preferred option to make safe and reliable travel choices, and a more attractive street environment.

 

Mid 2022

Have your say on proposed bus lane hours, speed review and parking changes.

 

Late 2022

Construction begins on walking, cycling, bus priority, safety and street 'look and feel' improvements

 

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