Thank you

Consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who gave us feedback.

The feedback we’ve received on this proposal will inform the preferred option to make safe and reliable travel choices, and a more attractive street environment. Feedback about the initial parking changes to improve safety on Thorndon Quay will be presented to Wellington City Councillors on the 23rd of June 2021.  


Safe and reliable transport choices for everyone

We previously asked you what changes you would like to see on Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road. We heard that you want: 

  • increased safety for everyone
  • improved bus priority and reliability  
  • better walking and cycling facilities 
  • a more attractive street environment.  

We’ve considered a wide range of options to improve Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road to provide safe and reliable travel choices for everyone. These options have been tested against what you have told us you want, what is possible within the available space, the project objectives and other factors. 

We have started to test the short-listed options and have a proposal for changes to Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road. The proposal includes changes that will improve safety, prioritise bus journeys and provide better facilities for cycling and walking. We also want to know what you would like to see included as we design a more attractive street environment.  

Read more about the project objectives

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Thorndon Quay changes

Read more about the proposed changes to Thorndon Quay, including the upcoming proposal to change the angle parking

Hutt Road changes

Read more about the proposed changes to Hutt Road

You have previously helped us identify the changes that are needed on Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road. You told us:

  • bus travel is slow and unreliable
  • a cycle path is needed on Thorndon Quay
  • the safety of cyclists and pedestrians needs to be improved
  • footpaths and the ‘feel’ of Thorndon Quay could be improved
  • there are few safe places to cross the road, including at the Ngauranga/Jarden Mile intersection
  • the quality of existing crossings could be improved
  • the angle parking on Thorndon Quay is unsafe
  • people use the clearways incorrectly
  • the speed of vehicles feels unsafe.

Hutt Road provides the only access to the ferry terminal at Kaiwharawhara from the north.

With the growing numbers of people living and working in Wellington City and the northern suburbs, more people will soon be using Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road. This will create more pressure on transport.

Find out more about why change is needed

We used the existing problems to develop the objectives for the project. We then developed options to meet these objectives. We carried out assessments to reduce the very long list of ideas to a short list of options.

We know that you want to see changes made to Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road. We have started to assess the short list of options against a range of criteria including:

  • the objectives of the project
  • social and economic impacts
  • effect on property access
  • fit with other Let’s Get Wellington Moving projects
  • how easy the option will be to build, maintain and operate.

From the work we have done so far, we have developed a proposal we want your feedback on.  This will help to confirm we have selected the right option for construction.

Find out more about how we got here

There is a lot going on in the Wellington region. The Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road project is working with key stakeholders to understand the impact of the project and how we can design a solution that considers future growth and other projects.
Find out more.

We will use your feedback to help us confirm the best option for construction. We will tell you how we have used your feedback and share the preferred option later this year.

In late 2021 Wellington City Council will convert angle parking to parallel parking on Thorndon Quay to address a key safety issue for people cycling. We will monitor how the changes are working and discuss any future parking changes (if required) with the people that live, work and visit Thorndon Quay to complete our final design.

In early 2022 you’ll have an opportunity to have your say on proposed bus lane hours, speed limit review and further parking changes.

During 2022 we plan to start construction and will let you know how and when this will affect you.