Since 2006, the number of people commuting by bike in the capital has grown substantially.
In recognition of the key role that active modes, including cycling, have in ensuring sustainable growth and improving the liveability of the city, Wellington is focusing on giving people more transport choices for their journeys. The aim is 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.
The Urban Cycleways Fund has enhanced cycling facilities on the eastern and CBD corridors in Wellington city as well as on the route between Ngāūranga and Wellington CBD, helping to provide a key regional connection between Wellington city and the Hutt Valley. The preferred options for the Petone to Ngāūranga section which falls outside the Urban Cycleways Fund is for a seaward side cycleway.
The Urban Cycleways Fund has also accelerated major cycling programmes in other parts of the region. The Hutt Valley has completed the Wainuiomata Hil shared path, and the Kāpiti Coast has advanced its local network at an accelerated pace to maximise the benefits of the new high-quality cycleway provided by Transport Agency alongside the Kāpiti Expressway. Porirua is progressing a cycling connection between its CBD and residential areas.
The following projects received urban cycleways funding:
Melling to CBD (Wellington to Hutt Valley)
Wellington CBD route package
Wellington eastern route package
Rail corridor route
Seal and widening Hutt River trail
Onepoto–Wi Neera Drive shared pathway
Stride n’ ride Kāpiti Coast