Many people choose active transport options to commute via Wellington's open spaces as well as using roads and footpaths. The final policy continues to ensure the majority of Wellington's tracks will be shared between mountain bikes and walkers while some tracks are designated for exclusive use. Strong public representation restricted use of Rangitatau Reserve to walkers and runners only. Wellington has a well-deserved reputation for the quality of its outdoor activities and our track network is an important reason for that. Our new tracks policy deals with how our off-road track network is used and by whom - including walkers, runners, mountain bikers and horse riders. A number of areas and tracks are being opened to cycling for the first time, including Seton Nossiter Park, parts of Tinakori Hill, Truby King Roads, Northern Skyline and Wrights Hill. Horse riders will now have access to Woodburn Reserve, Old Coach Road and Te Kopahou Reserve.Read the whole release here.
Wellington City approves new walking policies
Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.
We want more people walking and enjoying public spaces be they young or old, fast or slow, whether walking, sitting, commuting, shopping, between appointments, or out on the streets for exercise, for leisure or for pleasure.