You may be aware25 of Paneke Pōneke – the bike network plan for Wellington. The plan guides the development of our cycle network and explains the approach, strategic rationale and how Wellington City Council will work with the community to put new lanes in place. More information is available from the Council website at transportprojects.org.nz/current/bikenetwork/
This post is to inform our residents that as part of the network, an interim bike lane is planned from Hutt Road along Ngaio Gorge road to Ottawa Road/Crofton Road roundabout, with the aim to have it installed late this year or early 2023. You’ll get a chance to have your say on the designs before a decision goes to council to approve the designs.
Council is hoping to have some of the installation works undertaken toward the end of the year as part of the gorge stabilization (so people don’t have to be held up twice by roadworks), but the remainder of the installation works are likely to be early next year, and after a formal consultation process.
The aim is for all road users to be able to then experience the changes, and have the opportunity to provide feedback which the Council can take into account for permanent changes in the future.
If any safety measures come to light during the trial, they will be dealt with straight away.
There is a programme of information and consultation planned and NCDRA will be working with the Council to advertise all engagement events, progress with the trial, and how to provide feedback. The website for the Ngaio Connections project will be up in the coming week for you to visit as well!
Later in the schedule there is another cycleway planned in our area along Churchill Dr – Waikowhai Street –Ottawa Road – Cockayne Road/Box Hill roundabout.