Cycleways

Find out about the cycleways we're building so Hutt City residents can move through the city and reduce their carbon footprint.


We want to build a cycleway between Seaview and Taita. We are starting with building our first section between Waterloo and the Hutt River.

The Beltway Cycleway is part of our work to change the way our city moves and to help everyone get from A to B in the easiest, safest and most enjoyable way, whether you are commuting to work, going to school or just out for a recreational ride.

Cycleways and Shared Paths, like Beltway, can reduce traffic and improve air quality, they’re cheaper than roads, safer for cyclists, resilient and they will make our city more attractive.

The route, when completed, will eventually run from Taita to Seaview along High Street and Oxford Terrace adjacent to the Hutt Rail Line and, over time, will provide additional links to form a connected Lower Hutt cycling network between residential areas, workplaces, the hospital, schools and recreation areas.

This project is included in the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) 2018-21 priority list of projects in the Wellington Region. It will be jointly funded by Hutt City Council and NZTA.

Walk and Cycle the Hutt 2014-19 Strategy (PDF 2.3 MB).

The Northern Section - Wingate to Taita (PDF 973 KB) in yellow on the map

The Central Section - Waterloo to Wingate (PDF 1.7 MB) in orange on the map

The 115km regional trail starts and finishes in Lower Hutt and is one of 22 Great Rides in Ngā Haerenga - The New Zealand Cycle Trail.

It's one of New Zealand’s premier cycle trails, mainly off-road, taking in unique river, mountain and coastal scenery, mixed in with local heritage, culture and attractions.

The trail includes the Hutt River Valley, the Remutaka Range historic rail trail, South Wairarapa rural roads and the south-east Wild Coast Trail to Orongorongo. It can be ridden in either direction, but is commonly started in Petone and takes 2–3 days to complete.

We are collaborating with our trail partners to develop a long term experience development plan for the Remutaka Cycle Trail. This will detail collective projects to enhance the trail experience for users and realise the potential of our trail for our community and region – including further trail and business development, marketing and sustainable funding.

The trail’s long term vision is to be a loop ride right around the Remutaka Range via Eastbourne.

Wainuiomata has developed a Heartland Ride connecting the Wainuiomata Coast to the Hutt River as part of the Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trail network.

A new 28km Cycle Route will start at the Orongorongo River car park at the end of Coast Road in Wainuiomata and go through the Wainuiomata township, over the Te Hikoi Arawera / Wainuiomata Hill Shared Pathway and connect to the Hutt River Trail.

The route will be a Grade 3-4 ride attracting riders who are experienced riders and who are used to riding on rural roads, and be promoted alongside Remutaka Cycle Trail's more rugged coastal trail sections.

The Wainuiomata Connector Ride aims to deliver a safer on-road cycling route, increase recreation and tourism opportunities and positively benefit the health and wellbeing of the community.

This will include:

  • enhanced road safety for all users
  • employment from attractions and businesses that feature along the trail and are participating in trail related promotion
  • increasing Lower Hutt’s appeal and competitiveness as a destination
  • maximising opportunities for a range of recreational and health benefits for active communities.

The Remutaka Cycle Trail attracts thousands of riders each year across the region and generates around $4million in revenue and Wainuiomata stands to benefit from riders spending on hospitality, activities and accommodation.

wainuiomataconnector.nz

This report sets out a road map for the next stages in developing a connected network of cycleways and shared paths in Lower Hutt, building on the progress made under the Walk and Cycle the Hutt 2014-2019 strategy with includes Te Hikoi Ararewa (The Wainuiomata Hill Shared Path), Eastern Bays Shared Path and The Beltway Cycleway.

Developing a connected network for active and sustainable modes of transport is strongly aligned with the Government Policy Statement on Transport and with Waka Kotahi NZTA, Greater Wellington and Hutt City Council strategies . Read the full Hutt City Cycling and Micromobility Business Case.