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Plans for bus and bike improvements between the Botanic Garden ki Paekākā and the city are open for feedback from today until 26 July.

Wellingtonians have asked for better transport options, more housing, and action on climate change. Improvements on this route are among the many ways the Wellington City Council is getting on with it.

As part of preparing our city for the future, the Council is planning to make interim improvements for people riding bikes and using buses between the Botanic Garden ki Paekākā and the city and waterfront via Tinakori Road, Bowen and Whitmore streets.

The changes will complement improvements already planned through the Let’s Get Wellington Moving programme and expected to start in late July or early August, which will make the intersection of Bowen Street and The Terrace safer and easier for people on foot.

The bike and bus improvements have been developed based on expert technical advice, and some adjustments have been made to the plans in response to suggestions from local businesses and community groups. Over the next few weeks, we’re keen to hear from people to see whether there are any other tweaks that could make the changes even better.

Pūroro Āmua (Planning and Environment) Committee Chair Councillor Iona Pannett says the improvements planned to this key route from the western suburbs, and in other areas, will enable more people to get around in zero or low-carbon ways, support…

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