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The new two-way Golden Mile bus route started in November 2010. Buses now travel between Lambton Quay and Courtenay Place using Willis and Manners streets, moving in both directions.
With the work on the Golden Mile bus route finished, attention was then focused on upgrading lower Cuba street. The 'new look' lower Cuba street has the following features:
You need to take extra care at each end of the street where vehicles exit and enter. These crossing points are like others in the central city. If you are driving through, you should give way to pedestrians - even on a green light.
Shared spaces are designed to accommodate a range of users - pedestrians, cyclists and drivers - and work well in Melbourne and many European cities. Rather than restricting or not allowing vehicles, they use design features to encourage low speeds.
The new shared space:
Lower Cuba Street Shared Space Design Information (2.2MB PDF)
Bond Street is now closed for vehicles at the intersection with Willis Street. This is part of improving pedestrian and vehicle safety on the Golden Mile. There are also parking changes on Bond Street and Mercer Street.
There's been a review of pedestrian safety along Wellington's Golden Mile:
Golden Mile Pedestrian Safety Review
At the end of the Golden Mile part of the project in 2011, Wellington City Council commissioned an independent post-construction safety audit. See the safety audit report and the Council's response to its recommendations:
Safety Audit Report and Council's Response (2.1MB PDF) | Text version (66KB RTF)
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