Awesome to see work beginning on one of the worst sections to the daily cycle commute into Wellington, from Ngauranga. Getting rid of the poles is a fantastic start, and it’ll be great to see the project link up with the Thorndon Quay and Ngauranga sections of the cycleway.
The full story from Wellington City Council is here.
“Wellington City Council contractors have almost finished installing 105 new poles and brighter LED lights on the other side of the road, and construction work is now getting under way near the Aotea Quay overbridge.
Between now and November, work will be carried out in sections of about 100 metres from the overbridge to Caltex Fuel Stop, which will significantly improve the existing shared path adjacent to the road.
The new poles on the western side of the road have long outreach arms and brighter lights.
Hutt Road is one of the most popular cycling routes in Wellington. More than 400 people travel this way at peak times and the numbers choosing to use the shared path has doubled in the past 10 years.
City Councillors voted in August last year to go with a staged approach to implementing the cycle and other transport improvements along the route.
The improvements under way will allow for a future two-way cycleway and dedicated pedestrian path, but will continue to operate as a shared space for now until decisions are made about the parking”