The Service Centre at 101 Wakefield Street will close from 5pm on 27 May. It will re-open to the public at our new site at 12 Manners Street at 9am on 28 May 2019.
Did you know buses, motorbikes, bicycles and taxis can use bus lanes? Look for signs to know when you can use these lanes.
Note that a bus only lane are for buses only. Check for signs always.
The two types of lanes are bus lane and bus only lane.
Bus lanes are used on wider roads with many side streets, traffic or parking lanes on either side. These allow all traffic (non-buses) to share the bus lanes and vehicles can pass each other.
Drivers can use a bus lane for the minimum distance required to:
This diagram shows how to use a bus lane. The black lines show your vehicle path and the dark green boxes show the area you can use.
When using the lane you must:
A bus lane
Bus only lanes are placed in sections of roads where vehicles are unable to stop, turn or pass each other.
Buses only at all times.
No other vehicles allowed at any time, including motorbikes, taxis and cyclists.
Buses only during the times listed on the sign.
All other vehicles can use the lane outside the times and days listed on the sign.
Example: Only buses can use this lane between 6am–7pm Monday to Friday.
Adelaide Rd east side
Southbound Basin Reserve to Hospital Rd
Bus Lane (buses, taxis, bicycles and Motorcycles)
Adelaide Rd west side
Northbound John St to Basin Reserve
Bus lane (buses, taxis, bicycles and motorcycles)
Southbound (downhill) from Old Karori Rd to Birdwood St
At all times Mon-Fri
Southbound (uphill) from The Rigi to Upland Rd
Heading towards Hutt Rd for 475m
Southbound centre lane from Moore St to Mulgrave St
At all times
Southbound, Kate Sheppard Pl to Lambton Quay
Southbound Mulgrave St to Bunny St
Southbound Whitmore St to Brandon St
Bus lane (buses, bicycles and motorcycles)
Southbound Brandon St to Hunter St
Northbound Grey St to Bowen St
Northbound Bowen St to Mulgrave St
Eastbound Lambton Quay to Customhouse Quay
Southbound Hunter St to Williston St
Southbound Willeston St to Manners St
Manners St south side
Westbound Cuba to Victoria St
Westbound Victoria St to Willis St
Manners St north side
Eastbound Willis St to Victoria St
East bound Victoria St to Cuba St
Eastbound Cuba St past Opera House/Lukes Lane to Taranaki St
East side, southbound Elizabeth St to Basin Reserve
North bound (roadway lane next to parking spaces) Barker St to Courtenay Place
If a parking officer sees a driver using a lane illegally, the vehicle owner may receive a $150 instant infringement. We are doing this so buses can travel more efficiently and take passengers to their destinations faster.
Using the lane illegally means:
If the vehicle owner was not the driver, they can transfer the infringement to the driver by making a statutory declaration using the Driver Nomination/Appeal Form (50KB PDF)
8am – 5pm
Service Centre and public enquiries:
101 Wakefield Street, PO Box 2199,
Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Council committee meeting rooms:
113 The Terrace, PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140, New Zealand
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