Lets Get Wellington Moving – Central City Consultation

The Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) team is seeking feedback on the Golden Mile – with a 26 July deadline.

The information below has been received from LGWM, and is copied here so that our residents are made aware and given the opportunity to make a submission if you so wish. NCDRA’s view is that our residents views on these concepts are diverse, and there is not a “Community view” that we can submit.

Three different concepts for making the Golden Mile better for people and buses have been released for community feedback, to help the team develop a preferred option. Improving the Golden Mile is an important part of Let’s Get Wellington Moving’s plan to move more people with fewer vehicles and support Wellington’s growth.

The Golden Mile is the shopping and entertainment heart of the City and one of the busiest pedestrian areas in the country. It runs from Lambton Quay through Willis and Manners streets to Courtenay Place. It’s also the core of the city’s bus network – bringing 36,000 people to and from the city on a typical weekday.

The three concepts are:
Streamline – which takes some general traffic off the Golden Mile while making buses more reliable.
Prioritise – which goes further by fully prioritising buses and pedestrians and creating more space for people to walk, shop and spend time.
Transform – which changes the road layout to make pedestrian spaces up to 75% wider, bus lanes and, in some places, dedicated areas for people on bikes.

The preferred option, to be confirmed later this year, may be a combination of these concepts. Detailed planning and implementation will be underway from 2021.

Find out more and have your say at www.lgwm.nz/goldenmile

“Let’s Get Wellington Moving is a joint initiative between Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Our vision for Wellington is to create a great harbour city that is accessible to all, with attractive places, shared streets and efficient local and regional journeys. To realise this vision, we need to move more people with fewer vehicles”.

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