Your thoughts needed on walking and cycling routes for Taitā and Avalon

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Published: 28 August 2023

There’s still time to have your say on new shared walking and cycling routes through Taitā and Avalon.

The proposed Taitā and Avalon Community Connections project will connect residents and schools with the heart of their communities, and improve the experience of walkers and cyclists, by providing safer transport options that are good for us and our environment.

Council is seeking community feedback on the proposed designs until Friday 1 September.

The project is part of Council’s work to build new ways for local people to get around as part of Lower Hutt’s ongoing transformation to be a better place to live, raise families and do business.

The work is being supported by Waka Kotahi’s Transport Choices programme which is about making small, visible changes to our streets and the way people use them, helping people embrace cycling, walking or public transport as a means of travel.

Waka Kotahi will provide up to 90 per cent of funding – around $5 million shared across both communities. The provisional funding is subject to approval of the final detailed design, which is due at the end of September.

The Council also received an additional $220,000 to provide undercover bike sheds and racks to the schools and to support the bikes in schools programme.

The proposed route through Taitā will connect residents and schools with the railway station, shopping village, Walter Nash Community and Sports Centre and the arterial travel corridors alongside the rail and river trails, where existing bike safety programmes are located.

For Avalon, we’re upgrading Walter Street and Gordon Streets around local schools which lack safe walking and cycling infrastructure. The upgrade will better connect schools and residents with the nearby train station and beltway cycleway.

To learn about the project and give us your feedback visit:

Taitā Community Connections  Taitā Community Connections | Hutt City Council

Avalon Community Connections Avalon Community Connections | Hutt City Council