Cycle lane around the bays
There are cycle lanes, which are for cyclists only, at:
- Reef Street, Island Bay
- Bunny Street, in the central business district
- Featherston Street, from Mulgrave Street to Bunny Street in the central business district
- Evans Bay Parade from Carlton Gore Road to Greta Point
- The Parade, Island Bay from Reef Street to Medway Streets.
NZ Transport Agency maintains the cycleway along State Highway 2 from Horokiwi to Ngauranga.
Thorndon Quay clearway
On Thorndon Quay there is a clearway between 7am and 9am in the southbound traffic lane to give a safer margin for cyclists and turning vehicles.
Shared paths can be used by both cyclists and pedestrians. If cycling, you have to give way to pedestrians.
These areas have shared paths:
- Oriental Parade
- Mount Victoria Tunnel
- Hutt Road
- Cobham Drive
- Evans Bay Parade from Greta Point to Cobham Drive
- Miramar Avenue from Cobham Drive to Maupuia Road
- Miro Street from Coutts Street subway to Broadway
Tawa Shared Path
We're creating a new shared 5km walkway and cycle route in Tawa. The path will extend from Willowbank Park in the south through to Kenepuru Railway Station in Porirua.
Projects - Tawa Shared Path
Great Harbour Way / Te Aranui o Pōneke
The Great Harbour Way / Te Aranui o Pōneke is a walking and cycling route around Wellington Harbour from Fitzroy bay in the east to Sinclair Head in the west. You can use the route to walk or cycle the entire coastline of the city's harbour, continually touching the water's edge.
Work continues each year to extend the route, with the proposed plans having the Great Harbour Way run almost 70km from Pencarrow, Eastbourne, right around Wellington harbour before finally ending at Owhiro Bay on Wellington's south coast.
For more information, see:
Cyclists can use the lanes marked 'Bus Lane', but not those marked as 'Buses Only'.
To read the rules about bus lane signage:
Use of Bus Priority Lanes (74KB PDF)
For a list of times when cyclists can use bus lanes:
Existing Bus Priority Lanes (19KB PDF)
The Council's Cycling Policy forms part of our overall transport planning for Wellington. It sets out our objectives and recognises the importance of the quality and continuity of cycle routes.