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Since 2006, the number of people commuting by bike in the capital has almost doubled.

In recognition of the key role that active modes, including cycling, have in ensuring sustainable growth and improving the liveability of the city, Wellington will be focusing on giving people more transport choices for their journeys. The aim will be to increase the number of people choosing to travel by bike to get to work, go to the shops, run errands and go about their daily lives.

Over the next three years, the Urban Cycleways Fund will accelerate cycling facilities on the eastern and CBD corridors in Wellington city as well as on the route between Melling and Wellington CBD, helping to provide a key regional connection between Wellington city and the Hutt Valley. Two options are proposed for the Petone to Ngauranga section which fall outside the Urban Cycleways Fund funding: a seaward side cycleway and a road side cycleway, of which the preferred option is yet to be determined.

The Urban Cycleways Fund will also accelerate major cycling programmes in other parts of the region. The Hutt Valley will be utilising its rail corridor to create a cycling spine through the valley, extending to the eastern bays. The Kāpiti Coast will progress its local network at an accelerated pace to maximise the benefits of the new high quality cycleway provided by the Transport Agency alongside the Kāpiti Expressway. Porirua will also develop a cycling connection between its CBD and residential areas through to Titahi Bay.

The following projects will receive urban cycleways funding

Wellington City Urban Cycleways Projects

Melling to CBD (Wellington to Hutt Valley)
Wellington CBD route package
Wellington eastern route package

Lower Hutt Urban Cycleways Projects

Eastern bays shared path

Upper Hutt Urban Cycleways Projects

Rail corridor route
Seal and widening Hutt River trail

Porirua Urban Cycleways Project

Onepoto–Wi Neera Drive shared pathway

Kāpiti Urban Cycleways Project

Stride n’ ride Kāpiti Coast