News | 9 April 2024
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Moving over 11,000 commuters a day? Absolutely

Thorndon Quay is being transformed to provide a range of reliable travel options, enhance safety and create attractive spaces for all.

Thorndon Quay with cars and bikes.

Thorndon Quay is one of the busiest commuter routes in Wellington, used by more than 11,000 Wellingtonians every day.

The project will install peak hour bus lanes in both directions to improve bus travel times and reliability, making it more convenient to take the bus. It will also be a significant step toward completing the walking and cycling link from the central city to Ngauranga and Petone, which will enable more people to bike between the Hutt Valley and Wellington safely.

Work is underway to transform the area, and this will enable:

  • Safer streets for everyone
  • More reliable bus services at peak times
  • A connection for cyclists into the wider cycle network from the north
  • A more attractive street environment.

Features taking shape through 2024

Construction started late in 2023 and is being undertaken in sections, to enable traffic to continue to flow easily and safely.

  • Five new raised pedestrian crossings to help safer crossing at busy points along the route.
  • Increased mobility, loading and motorcycle parking within the part-time bus lanes.
  • Four cargo cycle parking bays.
  • Seating, planting, and lighting along dedicated footpath space.
  • Art reflecting the local landscape such as awa (streams) and cultural heritage.

Construction on Thorndon Quay is expected to be complete by June 2025.