We manage the transport network so it is sustainable, safe and efficient.
What we do
- Transport planning
- Vehicle network
- Passenger transport network
- Pedestrian and cycle network
- Network-wide control
- Road safety.
A well-planned, efficient transport system, which allows for the easy movement of people and goods to and through the city, is critical for economic growth and for residents’ quality of life. Between 200,000 and 300,000 people use some form of the city’s transport network every day.
Wellingtonians are enthusiastic users of public transport and an effective public transport network helps reduce congestion and reduces the city’s carbon emissions. A high proportion of the city’s residents walk and cycle to work instead of using private cars.
- We will start work on upgrading the cycling route from Island Bay to the CBD. We will also begin to make safety improvements on some of the other 19 cycling routes. This will also include implementing 30kmh speed limit reduction in the CBD.
- We will start road improvements in partnership with NZTA to improve safety and benefit the community in Johnsonville.
- We will continue to work with Greater Wellington Regional Council and NZTA on the Wellington Public Transport Spine Study. This study looks at the feasibility of options for a future high quality, high frequency public transport spine through central Wellington between the Railway Station and Newtown (and beyond).
- We will continue to work closely with NZTA on a range of state highway projects including the Basin Reserve, Memorial Park, Inner City Bypass capacity enhancements and the Buckle Street to Cobham Drive project including Mt Victoria Tunnel duplication.
- We will continue strengthening and rebuilding works for tunnels and bridges throughout the city. In 2014/15, we will work on the Hataitai Bus Tunnel and collaborate with NZTA on the Mt Victoria tunnel options.
Measuring our performanceTop
Our targets for 2014/15 are:
- 70% of residents agree the transport system allows easy movement for vehicles around the city
- 95% of residents agree the transport system allows easy movement for pedestrians around the city
- average peak travel times between the CBD and suburbs are maintained or improved (for travel from Miramar, Karori, Island Bay and Johnsonville)
- 37% of residents, who travel to the central city on weekdays, take the bus
- 6% of residents, who travel to the central city on weekdays, take a train
- 24% of residents, who travel to the central city on weekdays, walk
- 5% of residents, who travel to the central city on weekdays, cycle
- an increase in the number of pedestrians and cyclists entering the CBD on weekdays from 2013/14
- 45% of primary school children walk to and from school on a daily basis
- 1,005,847 people will travel on the Cable Car
- 75% of residents rate the road and footpath network as good or very good 100% of urgent service requests are responded to in two hours and non-urgent within 15 days
- 70% of roads meet Smooth Roads Standards (NAASRA)
- 97% of footpaths meet Council condition standards
- 100% of street lighting for major roads meets national standards
- 85% of residents are satisfied with street lighting in the central city and 75% are satisfied with street lighting in suburban areas
- 50% of cycleway users are satisfied with cycleway safety and 60% are satisfied with maintenance
- 75% of residents agree that transport network services offer good value for money
- 90% of seawalls and retaining walls have a condition rating of 3 or better
- our quarry operations remain legislatively compliant
- road casualties will reduce (with fewer than 15.2 per 10,000 population for vehicles, 4 for pedestrians and 3.3 for cyclists).21
What it will costTop
|7.1 Transport||Operating expenditure 2014/15||Capital expenditure |
|7.1.1 - Transport planning||(56)||1,108||1,052||-|
|7.1.2 - Vehicle network||(1,284)||23,136||21,852||24,565|
|7.1.3 - Cycle network||(27)||692||665||4,352|
|7.1.4 - Passenger transport network||(1,025)||1,612||587||161|
|7.1.5 - Pedestrian network||(39)||6,579||6,540||3,851|
|7.1.6 - Network-wide control and management||(2,101)||6,285||4,184||2,055|
|7.1.7 - Road safety||(1,737)||5,971||4,234||2,729|
|2014/15 7.1 Total||(6,269)||45,383||39,114||37,713|
|2012–22 LTP Yr 3 Total||(6,194)||47,707||41,513||37,003|
|Variance 2012–22 LTP Yr 3 to AP 14/15||(75)||(2,324)||(2,399)||710|