Creating a friendly
and safer journey
for all travellers.
The bold goal is a safer and more people-friendly journey along Knights Road regardless of your transport choice.
This project will test ways of creating a safer and more attractive active connection between the Lower Hutt CBD, local schools, homes and workplaces and the public transport and active transport facilities at Waterloo station.
The end goal is to have a safe network of public transport hubs, cycleways and shared pathways that are connected by safe on-road options on key routes. This will enable real choices for people to use bikes, e-scooters and other ‘micromobility’ modes of transport more often.
During a series of workshops and engagements, participants mapped which parts of Knights Road were and weren’t working well for them, and what was could make it safer for all transport modes. They shared what road elements and functions were most important to them and their ideas on what might improve the experience. They spent time out on the street documenting how it looks and feels now.
This information has been collated and used to create the first trial layout from Waterloo Station to Willoughby Street.
The new trial layout has been installed on Knights Road. It features two separated lanes for people on bikes and e-scooters, safety improvements around the Waterloo Station intersection, reduced parking on the south side of the street and retains the median strip.
The trial is temporary which means at the end of the five week trial the elements can be adapted or changed based on real time monitoring and feedback from the people that live on and use Knights Road.
There were some ideas and solutions that are not possible to try in a temporary way due practicalities, safety requirements or the nature of the street. These will still be considered in future planning.
Getting feedback from the people using Knights Road on how the trial looks, feels and is being used is really important. The feedback and monitoring will help to inform what happens next, which could include amending, extending or removing elements of the trial.
There are different ways to share your feedback and experiences including online and hard copy surveys, polls, pop in sessions and workshops. Details of all the ways to engage are available on our Facebook and Project pages.