Our Future Public Transport Options

24 July 2013

Now is your chance to have a say on future public transport options for Wellington City.

A Bus Rapid Transit system vehicle in the Netherlands. Photo by Authur Akkermans.

A Bus Rapid Transit system vehicle in the Netherlands - photo by Arthur Akkermans

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Consultation on the Wellington Public Transport Spine Study started this week and we want to know what you think. The project is being run by Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council and the NZ Transport Agency.
The study has identified and evaluated the three most feasible future options for public transport through central Wellington:

  • bus priority - more peak-period bus lanes and priority traffic signals for buses along the Golden Mile and Kent Terrace, around the Basin Reserve, along Adelaide Road to Newtown and through the Hataitai bus tunnel to Kilbirnie
  • bus rapid transit - a dedicated busway for modern, higher capacity buses along the Golden Mile and Kent / Cambridge terraces, around the Basin Reserve, along Adelaide Road to Newtown and through the (duplicated) Mount Victoria tunnel to Kilbirnie
  • light rail transit - new trams running on dedicated tracks along the Golden Mile and Kent / Cambridge terraces, around the Basin Reserve, along Adelaide Road to Newtown and through a separate Mt Victoria tunnel to Kilbirnie.

You can give us your feedback:

  • online:
    Have Your Say - Wellington Public Transport Spine Study - Greater Wellington Regional Council
  • by filling in the Freepost submission form in the Public Transport Spine Options brochure. You can get one by:
    • visiting the City Council’s service centre (101 Wakefield Street)
      or the Central, Newtown and Kilbirnie libraries
    • phoning 0800 496 734 and we’ll send you a copy.
  • by writing a submission and sending it to:
    Greater Wellington Regional Council
    Wellington’s Public Transport Spine Options
    Freepost 3156
    PO Box 11 646
    Wellington 6142

The Regional Transport Committee will also hold oral hearings.

We need your feedback by 4pm, Monday 30 September.