The plans include a permanent uphill bike lane on Brooklyn Road from lower Nairn Street replacing the trial lane, proposed new painted bike lanes at the top on both sides of Ohiro Road to Cleveland Street, and a downhill shared on-road route on Ohiro Road to Aro Street, where safer biking connections are being installed in stages.
Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau says Wellingtonians have made it clear they want better transport options, action on climate change and more housing.
“Giving people more climate-friendly transport options is a smart move because it reduces congestion and keeps our city moving. The changes planned and happening around the city, including this project, free up our streets by making it safer and easier for people to walk, ride and use public transport.”
The Brooklyn connections project includes eight proposed new raised crossings to make things safer for people walking, some changes to bus stops to improve bus journey times, two new bus shelters, and a second mobility parking space in Cleveland Street.
The bike lane planned for Brooklyn Road is at street-level with concrete buffers from the intersection with lower Nairn Street as far as the top end of Nairn Street. From this point, a raised lane with a wide kerb to just past the intersection with Ohiro Road is proposed.