11 December 2018 Path officially opened

10 September 2018 Construction begins

Work is expected to get under way this week. Construction fencing will be going up. From this day, it will no longer be possible to use the citybound bus stop near Herd Street.

See the construction details.

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19 April 2018: Oriental Parade bike path approved by Councillors More Less

Councillors on the City Strategy Committee approved plans for a two-way bike path on part of Oriental Parade, between Herd Street and Freyberg Pool.

5 April 2018: Opportunity to observe group discussions More Less

In February/March this year, Wellington City Council sought feedback on traffic changes (resolutions) required to develop bike paths and lanes on parts of Oriental Parade, Evans Bay Parade (Kilbirnie), and Thorndon Quay.

People who provided feedback and requested the opportunity to speak with Councillors will provide their oral submissions in group discussions at Wellington Central Library on Thursday 5 April in two sessions at 5pm and 6.30pm.

A gallery with limited seating will be available for any members of the public who would like to come along to observe the group discussions but not take part themselves.

19 March 2018 Consultation closes on revised plans and proposed changes for Oriental Parade, between Herd Street and Freyberg Pool

Project in development: Separate two-way bike path, footpaths and angle parking

Why are we doing this?

Councillors approved plans for a two-way bike path on the busy section of Oriental Parade between Herd Street and Freyberg Pool at a meeting on 19 April 2018. The existing shared path next to the seawall will become pedestrian-only. The two-way bike path design is consistent with the planned bike path around Evans Bay and will form part of the connection between the city and the eastern suburbs.

The next stage of this project was to complete the detailed design, construction plans and an independent safety audit. We expect construction to start in the second half of 2018.  

See the approved plans.

Feedback overview

Read a summary of feedback (PDF 356KB) and all public submissions (PDF 3.35MB)