Section 1: Between Rangiora Avenue and Westminster Street
New on-road parking
We will be creating some new on-road parking between Winger BMW and Placemakers, and then phasing out the informal footpath parking that happens on the footpath in this section.
Why this solution?
The informal footpath parking is being progressively phased out as it isn’t safe to have people driving along the bike path and footpath to park. To assist businesses, we proposed some new on-road parking for their customers and those who work in the area who have to travel by car. This has now been approved by Councillors and will be installed in March/April 2018.
- About 70 new on-street car parking spaces north of Westminster Street, between Winger BMW and Placemakers’ driveway
- This parking will be available at all times except during the busy morning peak, Monday to Friday 7am-9.30am, when a clearway will be in place
- Apart from during the morning peak, drivers will need to merge from two lanes to one just after the pedestrian crossing near Placemakers and Rangiora Street
- There will still be two lanes for traffic during the morning clearway (no T2 or bus lanes are proposed at this stage)
- At this stage, the parking will not be time restricted, and there will be no charges
- In Westminster Street the P60 restriction will apply from 9am-6pm, rather than 8am-6pm as it does now
Section 2: Between Aotea Quay overbridge and Tinakori Road
Hutt Road separated pathways
We will be widening and upgrading the shared path between Aotea Quay overbridge and Tinakori Road intersection, to create separated biking and walking paths using the Council-owned road reserve land alongside the existing pathway. At Guthrie Bowron riders will use the existing ramp onto the road.
Why this solution?
Creating separated paths here will greatly improve safety for people commuting by bike or on foot, and connect to the paths now being built north of the Aotea Quay overbridge. Upgrading and widening the shared path in this location can be done without affecting the traffic lanes, painted median, turning bays or on-street car parking. New street lights have already been installed along this stretch of Hutt Road.
- Separated, wider paths for people walking and biking
- Paths resurfaced with asphalt and concrete
- No changes to the traffic lanes, painted median or turning bays
- No changes to on-street parking
- One business will lose their encroachment on Council-owned land
How we got here and next steps
- The feedback period on proposed traffic changes (resolutions) for this project was 26 September to 16 October 2017.
- Councillors approved proposals to create the additional car parking and extend the upgrade of the pathway to the Tinakori Road intersection in late November 2017.
- The upgrade work happening on Hutt Road is expected to be complete by mid-2018.
Read the Traffic Resolution Report that went out for consultation.
We have received feedback from the community about this project. Click here to view the summary graphs.