Tahitai, a new two-way bike path and separate walking path along the harbour side of Cobham Drive, will connect Evans Bay Parade and Miramar Avenue.

Cobham Drive separated paths

The new paths, now under construction, are part of our plans to turn this area into a proud eastern gateway to Wellington.

Cobham Drive is the route from Wellington Airport and often the first glimpse of the city and its harbour for visitors. This part of Wellington's coast and Akau Tangi/Evans Bay hold strong connections for mana whenua iwi - Taranaki whānui, Ngāti Toa Rangatira.

Landscaping and pause points will enhance the paths and wind sculptures. The project includes new street lighting poles and banners along the grassed median strip.

Tahitai will be an important section of the eastern suburbs to central city biking connection and a city-wide cycling network. It will also form part of the Great Harbour Way/Te Aranui o Pōneke.

This improved route for bikes will provide a smoother connection for Miramar residents with Evans Bay, Kilbirnie and the central city. School children will have a safer ride to school and recreational riders an attractive introduction to the scenic route around the peninsula. The separate footpath will also make walking safer and more relaxing for pedestrians.

This project does not include a pedestrian crossing on Cobham Drive but we are working with the New Zealand Transport Agency on possible solutions for the longer term. 

Where the route will go

The Tahitai route is being developed along the harbour-side of Cobham Drive to replace the shared path.  

Cobham Drive

Community feedback

We have received feedback from the community about this project. Click here to view the summary graphs.

Formal Submissions

Submissions closed 5pm on Tuesday 4 April

Your views

Tell us what you think

Consultation has now closed, but you can still give feedback about how you feel about any part of a project by sharing your view. Anyone visiting the website will be able to see your comments online, and your feedback will also be shared with Councillors.