November 2022 Newsletter

Kia ora koutou -

Calls to action

Baseline surveys

Wellington City Council would like to know how you currently get around and your experiences in Kilbirnie, and Berhampore and Newtown. Your input will help them understand the impact of the changes that are coming. They each take about 5 minutes to complete, depending on how much feedback you have.

Take the Kilbirnie baseline survey

Take the Berhampore - Newtown baseline survey

Aro Valley - transitional

Consultation closes: Monday 21 November 2022

The Aro Valley connection project aims to make it easier for more people to bike/scoot into the city from Karori, Highbury, Kelburn and Aro Valley.

Attend the WCC webinar for this project: 7:30pm Tuesday 8 Nov 2022

Ngaio Connection - transitional

Consultation closes: Monday 21 November 2022

The Ngaio connection is the first part of the northern connection of Paneke Pōneke - to make it easier for more people to bike/scoot into the city from Ngaio, Crofton Downs, Khandallah and Johnsonville.

Attend the WCC webinar for this project: 7:30pm Tuesday 8 Nov 2022

Ngā Uranga - Johnsonville

Consultation closes Monday 28 Nov 2022

Let’s Get Wellington Moving are looking at how to can make improvements for people travelling by bus, on bikes, and walking in Johnsonville centre and to/from the inner city via Ngā Ūranga Gorge.

Join in on the Facebook Live event for this project: 7pm Wednesday 16 November 2022

Thorndon Quay

Consultation closes 11:59pm Friday 9 December 2022

Let’s Get Wellington Moving are seeking feedback on the detailed designs to help finalise what it will look like, changes to speed limits on Thorndon Quay, and

traffic resolutions for a variety of traffic and parking changes from Bunny Street, through Thorndon Quay and up to the Aotea Quay overbridge.


Island Bay Shops - Traffic resolutions

Consultation closes 5pm on Sunday 13 November 2022

Wellington City Council are seeking feedback on the street and parking changes required to deliver the improvements in the main shopping area. This includes connecting the bike lanes through.

Add your business to the Cycling Works campaign

Wellington City Council have committed to create Paneke Pōneke - a connected bike network across the city. The plan is excellent but it is already being challenged by some for reallocating public road space.

Without your employer’s support there is a real possibility that naysayers will delay safe cycling climate action in Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Ask your employer to stand up for your right to a safe cycling route to work.

Statements in support from business leaders (preferably a Managing Director or CEO) are needed about why your company supports the new cycling network plan.


Upcoming bikeness

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 6 December 2022

Sustainability Trust, Forresters Ln. and online


Project updates

Wellington City Council

Most updates are wrapped up in the current consultations at the moment. But here’s a few other things going on:

With the Women’s Football World Cup coming to Aotearoa next year there will be a partial pause in some projects during July and August 2023. Agencies are working to ensure there are fewer impediments to teams and fans moving around parts of the city during this time. Transport projects that are outside of the central city and Newtown will be unaffected.

The Balaena Bay ‘gap’ on the Evans Bay route will make some progress on the ground later this summer. Contractors on this are expected back by the end of February 2023. A 12 month build is anticipated. The section from Greta Pt to the wind needle at Cobham Drive is also at the stage of selecting a contractor to build it.

The Brooklyn Hill transformational design is nearing completion.

Bike parking corrals are beginning to be installed in the central city. e.g. on Shell Lane off The Terrace

Some interim work is being planned for at the black spot area at Chaytor St., Raroa Crescent. No details of exactly what may be installed as yet.

Recent goings on

Emergency response trials

Cycle Wellington and Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office held a small trial of moving supplies between civil defence centres using cargobikes. This was a part of WCC's recent Micromobility Fest that was held at Garage Project in Aro Valley.