What's this project about?
Hutt City Council is on a mission to rejuvenate and revitalise Lower Hutt. Our vision for the city is ‘great place to live, work and play’ and we’re working towards this by facilitating active choices in our city.
As part of developing a safe and integrated cycle network in Lower Hutt, we’re planning to build a cycleway between Seaview and Taita called ‘The Beltway’. It is a key project under our Walk and Cycle the Hutt 2014-19 Strategy (PDF 2.3 MB).
The Beltway Cycleway will create a cycling spine to the east of the city, extending between Seaview and connecting to the Hutt River Trail at Taita Drive. The route will allow extra links to be built over time, creating a connected Lower Hutt cycling network between residential areas, workplaces, the hospital, schools and recreation areas.
It’s one of three projects in Lower Hutt receiving urban cycleways funding through the NZ Transport Agency, along with the Wainuiomata Shared Path and Eastern Bays Shared Path.
Where are we at?
We’re now re-engaging on the detailed design for the Central and Northern Sections of the Cycleway.
In February 2017, we held our first community open day at the Dowse so Lower Hutt residents could learn more about the proposed concept route and provide feedback.
The initial Proposed Beltway Route (PDF 880 KB) was split into three distinct sections to enable discrete packages of work to be designed and constructed individually.
From May to early June 2017 we engaged with communities, schools and businesses in the proposed Southern and Northern Sections. We did this through our libraries and with a targeted mail drop. Following this feedback, it was clear we needed to relook at the Southern Section. This section is now on hold pending further investigation.
It also became clear that we need separate investigation and design around Waterloo Station. This is due to competing demand from several modes of transport in a small area. With this in mind, we've added a fourth distinct section in this location - the Waterloo Section.
Find out more
You're welcome to contact us directly:
Senior Project Engineer
T: 04 570 6666