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 are working towards this by facilitating active choices in our city.
As part of the development of the Lower Hutt’s cycle network, we are planning to build a cycleway between Seaview and Taita called ‘Beltway’.
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 provide the opportunity for additional links over time to form a connected Lower Hutt cycling network between residential areas, workplaces, the hospital, schools and recreation areas.
It is one of three projects in Lower Hutt to receive urban cycleways funding through the NZ Transport Agency. The other two are the Wainuiomata Shared Path and Eastern Bays Shared Path.
The Beltway is a key project under the current strategy "Walk and Cycle the Hutt 2014 - 2019" and contributes towards providing a safe, integrated cycling network throughout the city.
How the community benefits from the Cycleway
The cycleway aims to provide:
- improved cycling access and safety in the city
- a reduction in traffic volumes thorough increased travel mode choice
- a safer environment for cyclists
- a reduction in injuries involving cyclists
- attractive and safe facilities for new and less confident users
- improved connectivity between key destinations for cyclists
- sustainable and healthy travel choices for commuting and recreation.
Where are we at?
We, in collaboration with you, have been considering a range of possible routes and layout options for the Beltway Cycleway.
- In February 2017 we held a community open day so residents of Lower Hutt could learn more about the project, the concept route and provide their thoughts, comments and feedback.
- From May to early June 2017 we engaged with communities, schools and businesses in the southern and northern sections of the proposed route using a targeted mail drop and displayed material in libraries around the city to promote the cycleway and encourage feedback.
- Recently we have been working on the detailed design of the central and northern sections following your feedback.
- We have more work to do on the southern section and will engage with you again once the design in this section has been further developed.
How can you find out more?
You're welcome to contact us directly:
Senior Project Engineer
T: 04 570 6666