Cycling Master Plan & Framework

Find out about our plan, approach and strategic rationale for developing a new cycle network in Wellington.

Wellington Cycleways Master Plan

The Wellington Cycleways Master Plan guides the development of our new cycle network and explains how we will prioritise the work.

Wellington City's population is forecast to grow by more than 50,000 over the next 30 years. This is going to place extra pressure on the transport network. A safe and comprehensive cycle network will:

  • reduce congestion
  • give people more transport choice
  • provide easy access into and around the central city.

Cycling Framework

The Council's Cycling Framework sets out our approach to building Wellington's cycle network.

The framework outlines the:

  • overall network plan (what we are trying to connect from where)
  • the types of cycleways we want to create
  • who we are trying to attract
  • the design principles for the type of cycleway we choose to use
  • the decision principles for how these are applied to real locations
  • the limits for decisions that we will make within the scope of the policy and for decisions that will require further Councillor input.

The framework principles and network plan were agreed at a full Council meeting on 24 June 2015.

Wellington City Cycle Network Strategic Case

The Wellington City Cycle Network Strategic Case outlines the case for change. It says investment in cycling will improve safety for cyclists, increase transport choice, and lessen environmental impact and traffic congestion by reducing the number of vehicles on the road. In turn, this will make the city a better place to live in.