Mt Victoria Tunnel Pedestrian and Cycle Walkway Improvement
To improve the usability of Mt Victoria tunnel walkway/cycleway to help reduce vehicle traffic through the tunnel.
To improve the walkways usability by enclosing the walkway and installing adequate ventilation equipment for users protection against vehicle exhaust emissions and excessive vehicle noise.
Wellington City Council to investigate the levels of vehicle exhaust emissions and noise emissions in the Mt Victoria tunnel and their effect on pedestrians and cyclists who use the tunnel.
Currently the council operates a walkway through the Mt Victoria tunnel for pedestrians and cyclists. This access through the tunnel is the most direct route for pedestrians and cyclists travelling to and from the eastern suburbs of Wellington. Other longer routes include over Mt Victoria or via Evans Bay Parade. The tunnel is also a heavily used State Highway 1 route that links to the airport.
||18 April 2008