Smart transport

Fewer cars on the road means less congestion and shorter travel times for everyone. Whether you want to exercise more or lower your carbon emissions, choosing sustainable modes of transport is a win/win for you and the city.

Fewer cars on the road means less congestion and shorter travel times for everyone.

Take a walk

When you don't have to keep your eyes on the road, you can enjoy Wellington’s amazing sights. Take the long way home – or walk a different route to see something new, like the Leeds Street and Masons Lane laneways. Include a park or garden, discover a new cafe, and throw in a hill to get your heart rate up.

Get on your bike

More Wellingtonians are choosing to get around by bike. It's great for your health and for the environment. If you're new to two-wheeled transport, we've got some tips and tricks – and Pedal Ready can sort you out with some lessons.

We want to make biking around Wellington easier and safer for everyone. Over the next 10 years we're building a connected cycle network covering the whole of Wellington.

Share the ride

Car share schemes are great if you sometimes need access to a car but don't want to own one. There are a few operators in the city already, and we have a car share policy designed to help grow this sustainable transport option.

Using car share vehicles in Wellington

Applying for car parks for car share vehicles

You could also try carpooling either for your regular commute, or a one-off journey. Let's Carpool can help you find carpool partners, either as a driver or a passenger.

Go public

It's cheap and easy to get around the Wellington region on a bus, train or ferry. It's like having a chauffeur, and gives you time to finish that book (or start writing one!). If you're out late on Friday or Saturday, you can catch an After Midnight bus home.

You can plan your journey and find out about timetables and fares at Metlink.

Activate the school run

You can support children to be active by encouraging them to walk, cycle and scoot to school. The many benefits include improved independence, physical and mental health, decision making, risk assessment and road safety skills. This is a also great way to reduce traffic congestion around schools. Find out about help available to support active school travel.