Newtown to city is one of the city’s busiest bus routes, and a key corridor for the bus priority action plan – with public transport delays throughout the day, not just peak hours.
Extending the bus lane hours and improving bus stop placements along the route is making bus journeys more reliable and giving Wellingtonians a better option to get around without having to rely on cars.
These street changes were made using a new adaptive approach, which means further tweaks can be made to the street layout in response to data and community feedback.
Some changes have already been made during installation in response to how people have been finding the new layout, including:
· adjusting the bike lane position on Riddiford Street heading south to the Mein Street intersection
· reinstating the signalised right-turn from Adelaide Road into Hospital Road
· improving the lane markings at the John Street intersection for people on bikes
· lengthening the right-turn bay on Cambridge Terrace for people turning into Elizabeth Street.