Lower Hutt's walking and cycling network is scheduled to grow over the next few years, with new cycleways and shared paths developed on key routes. The new facilities will make it easier and safer to get around thecity on foot and by bike.
These plans are summarised in the Hutt City Cycling and Micromobility Business Case (PDF 9.6MB) which builds on the programme of activities summarised in the Walk and Cycle the Hutt Plan 2014-2019 (PDF 2.3MB). There will also be road safety campaigns, cycle and scooter skills training, events, and promotions to encourage more people to choose active modes of travel more often.
Or infrastructure investment partners are the New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA), and the Urban Cycleways fund.
We are developing an Integrated Transport Strategy which will bring together all parts of the transport system from public and active transport, to freight connections. This will outline a vision for an optimised and connected transport network in the context of our city’s fast pace of growth, the climate emergency and the Government Policy Statement on Transport 2021.
Wellington Regional Trails for the Future
Wellington Regional Trails for the Future (PDF 2.5MB) is a guide to the development of a world-class recreational trails network for all users. This includes trampers and mountain bikers, for the benefit of residents and visitors in the Wellington region.
It sets out a strategic approach for consistent planning, development, management and promotion of an integrated, sustainable trail network by the region’s trail managers, partners and communities.
It aims to improve the health, lifestyle and social benefits flowing to the region’s residents through safe, quality trails that access the region’s exceptional and diverse landscapes and urban parklands.
It recognises the region’s strong traditions of trail development, use, community participation and stewardship.
It also aims to achieve economic benefits for the region and its communities from trail tourism and its associated revenue, employment and business opportunities, increasing the broader tourism offer of the region.
Major urban cycleway projects
Find out more about our projects to further develop shared walking and cycling routes around the Hutt here.
Other major routes
NZTA is developing plans for Safe Cycling Routes (NZTA Website) in the State Highway 2 corridor from Petone to Melling, and Petone to Ngauranga.
Read about the Rimutaka Cycle Trail: a new tourism venture for the region and part of Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail initiative. Our shared paths also form part of this project.