ASB Sports Centre Open Day - If You Can, Please Don't Drive

25 August 2011

The official opening of the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie this Saturday 27 August will be an exciting one-off event. With thousands of Wellingtonians expected to visit the new centre, Wellington City Council wants to encourage people to use public transport, or to cycle or walk - to help avoid any traffic congestion in the Kilbirnie area.

There is FREE travel to and from the ASB Sports Centre on a bus shuttle running between Wellington Railway Station and the Centre. The shuttle will stop at all bus stops along route number 2 (via Mount Victoria and Hataitai) - starting at 9.30am and running every half hour until 2.00pm. The last bus will leave the railway station at 2.00pm and the Centre at 3.30pm.

We are hoping for good weather on Saturday, so we'd encourage people to consider walking or cycling. This could act as a warm-up before trying out netball, basketball, futsal or one of the other sports on display. Plan your route:

Cycling & Walking Journey Planner website

ASB Sports Centre Manager Craig Hutchings says if people do have to drive to the open day, a park-and-ride service will run from the Evans Bay Marina car park on Evans Bay Parade. "There will be only limited parking at the Centre itself - so it'd be wise to avoid trying to drive there."