Our November 2017 public engagement

In November and December 2017 we released four scenarios for Wellington’s transport future and asked people to give us their feedback.

The public engagement included a series of community information sessions around the city and region, stakeholder meetings, and a public awareness programme titled Your Voice Counts.

Feedback on the public engagement is now closed, although you can still get in touch with us at info@getwellymoving.co.nz

Next steps

See Feedback on our scenarios

See Developing a recommended programme


Supporting Documents

Let’s Get Wellington Moving Public Engagement Document
This document details the four development scenarios for a transport system that supports aspirations for how the city looks, feels, and functions.

Engagement Document (4.2MB PDF)


Aligning the Principles
See how the four scenarios stack up against the project principles.

Principles/Scenarios table (507KB PDF)


Compare the scenarios
See how the scenarios stack up against a list of benefit and impact statements, including urban amenity, cost and what it means for the different ways people move in, across and around Wellington.

Scenario benefits and impacts table (340KB PDF)


What about the Basin Reserve?
See some possible changes for the Basin Reserve.

Basin options (325KB PDF)


icon image 128
What about mass transit?
Learn more about the possible mass transit future for Wellington.

Mass transit ideas


Scenario Galleries

icon image 128
Scenario A Gallery
Prioritise public transport, walking and cycling in the central city.

View the gallery


icon image 128
Scenario B Gallery
Improvements in Scenario A, plus: Better connections to the east and south.

View the gallery


icon image 128
Scenario C Gallery
Improvements in Scenario B, plus: Less conflict with traffic and redevelopment opportunities in Te Aro

View the gallery


icon image 128
Scenario D Gallery
Improvements in Scenario C, plus: Better access from the north and less waterfront traffic.

View the gallery 




Background Documents

Strategic Context
This document outlines the transport, land use and other contexts within which the LGWM programme is set. It also describes the range of strategic transport improvements being progressed or planned across the region that are not within the scope of the LGWM programme but are important complementary initiatives.

Strategic Context (757KB PDF)


Case for Change
This document gives an overview of the rationale for the LGWM programme. It shows how we can expect our transport system to perform in future if we don’t make any changes.

Case for change (2.3MB PDF)


Strategic Response 
This document explains LGWM’s proposed strategic response to the issues facing the transport system in central Wellington. Based on this strategic response, four illustrative scenarios have been developed for assessment and engagement with the public. 

Strategic Response (927KB PDF)


Summary of Scenarios
This document summarises the four scenarios that have been developed by the LGWM team to respond to the opportunities for improving outcomes for Wellington. 

Summary of Scenarios (2.7MB PDF)


Strategic Assessment of Scenarios
This document presents a high level assessment of the four illustrative scenarios against the LGWM’s guiding principles and programme objectives. 

Strategic Assessment of Scenarios (1.2MB PDF)


Technical Documents

These technical documents have been commissioned by LGWM to provide information on the current transport system, its future performance, and the possible options for improving it over the years ahead. Drawing on the information in the technical papers, LGWM has analysed the problems and opportunities for the improvement of the transport system.

Wellington Mass Transit Independent Review 2017 (Part 1 and Part 2)

Part 1 (14MB PDF) and Part 2 (13MB PDF)


Let's Get Wellington Moving Data Report 2017

Data report (12.7MB PDF)


Baseline Report: Land Use and Urban Form 2017

Baseline report (4MB PDF)


'Do Minimum' Model Testing Report 2017

Do Minimum Report (872KB PDF)



WTSM 2013 Demographic Report and 2017 Update of WTSM forecast assumptions

Demographics Report


Travel Demand Management Study 2017 (Stages One and Two)

Stage 1 (1.1MB PDF) and Stage 2 (1.5MB PDF)


Scenario Costing Report

Costing Report (1.3MB PDF)


Urban Design Study Report

Part 1 (32MB PDF) and Part 2 (31MB PDF)


BRT Investigation Report

BRT report (2.9MB PDF)


Let's Get Wellington Moving Construction Disruption

Construction Disruption report (344KB PDF)


Estimates of costs of road congestion in Wellington

Costs of road congestion report (1.3MB PDF)


On-street parking impacts

Parking report (1.1MB PDF)


Reference Documents

Government Policy Statement on land transport

Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan 2015

Long Term Strategic View (2017)

National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity

Integrated Planning Strategy (2017)

Wellington Regional Strategy 2007/2012

Wellington Regional Policy Statement

Towards 2040: Smart Capital

Central City Framework

Wellington Urban Growth Plan: Urban Development and Transport Strategy 2015

Wellington City District Plan


Data collection

2016 Transport Data

In March 2016 we collected a significant amount of data on how people move around Wellington to inform our work.  The data sets are described below.

Data type



Meta data

Describes the datasets in the files below. Includes maps of locations of data collection sites and routes

DataDictionary (.xlsx 4MB)

Cordon counts

Count of pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles, buses crossing a CBD/Te Aro cordon in the AM peak

Pedestrian-Cycle-Vehicle-Occupancy-and-Bus-Occupancy-Cordons (.csv 1.4MB) 

Pedestrian counts

Number of pedestrians at specific locations in 15 minute time slices

Pedestrian Counts (.csv 1.8MB)

Tube counts

Number of vehicles at specific locations on the local road network

Tube_Counts_Northbound (.csv 3.8MB) Tube_Counts_Southbound (.csv 3.8MB)

Classified vehicle turning counts

Number of cars, buses, trucks, cyclists at specific locations in 15 minute time slices

Turning Counts (.csv 28.4MB)

Automated Number Plate Recognition data

Records vehicles travelling between different areas

ANPR (.csv 14KB)

For a visual representation of this data, along with some of the transport data gathered annually by the programme partners, please see our Data Report

CC commons banner