Shared paths

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

The project is a 4.4 kilometre walking and cycling path that will run along Marine Drive in two sections:

  1. between Ngau Matau Point Howard and the northern end of Oruamatoro Days Bay
  2. between the southern end of Oruamatoro Days Bay to Eastbourne.

In the future, it will also link to other paths and regional routes such as the Remutaka Cycle Trail, and a future network of walking and cycle paths around Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington Harbour.

The shared path project also includes new seawalls for improved protection from storms and waves. Construction of the path will enhance the environment where possible and will provide a base for future resilience work on the road and underground services.

Construction is likely to be completed in stages over an approximately five-year period. We expect to start construction work in late 2021/early 2022.

Walk and Cycle the Hutt 2014-2019 strategy

Hutt City has a great natural environment and the evolving network of cycleways and shared paths is being developed to reduce emissions and traffic congestion, and provide safe and efficient connections across the city for walkers and cyclists.

The Manor Park Shared Path will complete a key section of the Hutt River Trail and create an important link to the Remutaka Cycle Trail.

Work on a 1.7 kilometre stretch of land between Manor Park Golf Sanctuary and the rail line, running from York Avenue to the Silverstream Rail Bridge, began on 1 September and is due to be completed by December 2021.

Te Hikoi Ararewa (The Wainuiomata Hill Shared Path) was officially opened in June 2019.

Te Hikoi Ararewa is a key project in providing a safe and integrated network for commuting and recreational purposes that will form part of a wider strategic network with future linkages to the Beltway Cycleway and the CBD.

It has many benefits for Hutt City residents, such as:

  • a safe environment for pedestrians and cyclists on a high speed road
  • safety improvements for road users including new LED lighting and roadside barriers
  • attractive facilities for new users
  • improved connectivity between Lower Hutt and Wainuiomata
  • increased active choices
  • improved access to existing mountain bike trails and walkways.

Te Ara Tupua aims to create a walking and cycling link between Wellington and Hutt City.

Hutt City Council is partnering with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency on the Petone to Melling section of Te Ara Tupua, which will join the future Ngauranga to Petone section and Wellington CBD to Ngauranga sections.

Key elements of the Petone to Melling section include:

  • rail underpasses at Petone and Parliament Street (near the Normandale overbridge)
  • a well-marked route through the Petone railway station car park
  • a cycle bypass for southbound cyclists at the Dowse interchange
  • a connection to the existing Hutt River Trail.