7.1 Transport


We manage the transport network so it is sustainable, safe and efficient.

What we do

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. This number includes city residents, workers commuting from neighbouring cities, and visitors to the city.

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.

Key projectsTop

The Council can respond to this request by bringing forward bus priority works, so that the benefits can be realised in conjunction with other improvements to the road and transport networks. Associated with proposals to improve traffic flows at the Basin Reserve (part of the Ngauranga to Airport Corridor Plan), bus priority will include improvements to Adelaide Road as well as Kent and Cambridge Terraces. The Adelaide Road works will be in accordance with a programme that integrates the Adelaide Road Framework Plan with the needs of the public transport spine.

Council staff will be developing a work programme, which will be brought back to Council for consideration and approval, with any funding requirements identified. Capital expenditure for Adelaide Road is likely to be spread out over the 2013/14 and 2014/15 financial years with Kent and Cambridge Terraces occurring in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 years.

Measuring our performanceTop

Our targets for 2013/14 are:

What it will costTop

7.1 Transport Operating expenditure  2013-14 Capital expenditure
Income Expenditure Net expenditure Total
($000) ($000) ($000) ($000)
7.1.1 - Transport planning (41) 637 596 -
7.1.2 - Vehicle network (1,260) 21,866 20,606 20,253
7.1.3 - Cycle network (20) 519 499 1,539
7.1.4 - Passenger transport network (1,001) 1,719 718 165
7.1.5 - Pedestrian network (39) 6,177 6,138 4,820
7.1.6 - Network-wide control and management (2,053) 6,432 4,379 2,140
7.1.7 - Road safety (1,850) 5,969 4,119 2,403
2013/14 7.1 Total (6,264) 43,319 37,055 31,320
2012/13 7.1 Total (7,736) 41,973 36,237 32,098