Next Wednesday (13 March) is Walk2Work Day – and you’re invited to join Mayor Celia Wade-Brown in an early morning commuter walk from the Northland shops to Queens Wharf.
Leaving the Northland shops at 7.15am, the route will go via the Kelburn village, past Victoria University, down The Terrace and through the central area to Queens Wharf. Once there, you can grab a free breakfast under the sails and celebrate your walk at the jointly run Wellington City and Greater Wellington Regional council event.
The Northland to central area walking route is the first of several WCC have upgraded for pedestrians, with better crossing points, lighting and planting. Wayfinding signs with distances and walking times are also being installed.
To make pedestrians more visible to motorists, kerb extensions are now in place at several intersections along the Northland route, as well as a new pedestrian crossing and roundabout at the intersection of Upland Road and Glasgow Street.
Also next week, look out for a ‘roving’ coffee cart at a different location each morning on routes into the city, and if you’re walking, stop by for a free coffee.