May 2022 Newsletter

Kia ora koutou 

Calls to action

Shelly Bay consultation

Closes 5pm 27th May

Wellington City Council are seeking public input for what to incorporate into the redesign and upgrade of the section of Shelly Bay Road from the Miramar Cutting north along the coast until just before the Shelly Bay development site.

You are welcome to provide feedback on whatever you think is needed to improve Shelly Bay Road. Cycle Wellington have prepared a submission guide to assist in getting a better outcome for people on bikes in this area. Please share with your friends and family. We're going to need to work hard to get something good here.

Make clear that you feel that the ‘baseline option’ will be an unsafe and wholly inadequate solution. Especially for active transport users.

Upcoming bikeness

529Garage shields

You can pick up a shield from the following locations in the central city:

  • Greater Wellington Regional Council, 100 Cuba Street, Te Aro
  • Bicycle Junction, 1 Marion Street, Te Aro
  • Get Lost Cycling, 24C Elizabeth street, Mt Victoria
  • Electrify NZ, 89A Thorndon Quay, Pipitea

Alternatively, you can also request a free shield be posted to you. Email us once you have registered your bike in the 529 app.

Picnics in Parks

11am - 12:30pm weekly on Fridays

Changing locations

Every Friday (nearly!) we meet up somewhere in central city Wellington in an on-street parking space. Join us for a chat and coffee, and sometimes: knitting, board games, and puppies, and help passers-by rethink the use of public space. We’re usually near a cafe, so come support a local business for your lunch as well.

Next Cycle Wellington Meeting

6pm Tuesday 7th June 2022

Sustainability Trust, 2 Forresters Ln. and online. Sign up to CW to receive online meeting details closer to the time.

Project updates

Wellington City Council

Shelly Bay

Public consultation on the redesign of Shelly Bay Road has started (See Calls to action above).

Island Bay

Resealing south of the shops is complete and work is continuing installing separators.

Paneke Pōneke Bike Network

WCC has recently hired 3 new project managers and their team is still growing to deliver Paneke Pōneke. More information about the next tranche of projects for the bike network rollout will be released soon with key stakeholder workshops kicking off soon too.

CW needs to be better prepared to be involved in this growing number of projects. Please get in touch via email if you are keen to help with our contribution and to learn more about what that entails.

Interim routes

Separators and bus stop platforms are still being installed over the next couple of weeks on Riddiford Street.

Cycle Wellington supporters can help educate people on bikes about how the bus stop bypass platforms being installed will work. These will have pedestrian priority for people alighting and exiting buses. The modular system being used can be easily adjusted if needed.

Brooklyn Road

Public consultation for Brooklyn Road next stages will happen after local body elections later this year.

Evans Bay

Detailed design work is still progressing for the gap at Belena Bay.

Council is looking to progress work on the slip lane at the southern end of Evans Bay Parade ahead of the other, larger project starting. Proper treatment here will make it safer for people walking and on bikes to use the intersection crossing system across these large roads.

Miramar Cutting

There is a corner at the far end of Cobham Drive where the paths end just before the Miramar cutting with an uneven gravel corner. This land is not owned by council so a solution is difficult to find. Officers are still trying to make progress here.