How this scenario rates against LGWM principles:
Accessible, healthy and safe
Less traffic and lower traffic speeds in the core CBD; easier and safer to walk and cycle, including from the south and east and through Te Aro.
Better public transport
Significantly quicker and more reliable journeys by public transport via mass transit to the south / east, and through Te Aro.
A significant increase in people travelling by public transport, despite some offset from improved car journeys.
Clean and green
Air quality benefits along the Golden Mile/central area due to reduced traffic.
No significant change to greenhouse gas emission at a regional level.
Improved walkability and more space for people throughout the central city.
Unlocks urban regeneration in Te Aro and enables more people to live closer to, and support, a vibrant city centre.
Demand and supply
Ways to manage travel demand will be considered under all scenarios.
Future-proof and resilient
A much more resilient network through Wellington city; including additional capacity and a safer alignment for SH1 along Karo Drive.
Past, present, future
Likely to require some demolition of, relocation of, or impact on heritage items (buildings, trees, areas).
Opportunities to enhance the built environment via less traffic in city centre and urban revitalisation in Te Aro.
Predictable travel times
Less traffic congestion due to significantly more people taking public transport, improved flows through Basin and Mt Vic/Ruahine St, and reduced conflicts for all modes through Te Aro.
Set in nature
More green space, trees and public open space in the central city; but impact on town belt along Ruahine St, and potential visual amenity/severance impacts through Basin and Te Aro.
Improved access to hospital and airport.
Urban renewal in Te Aro provides for many more people to live, work, shop and play.
Major corridors move many more people.
Unlocks mass transit; improved transport options for all to/from the south and east and through Te Aro - but reduced access for private vehicles in CBD.
Improving the city as a place for people and valuing the wider benefits of integrating transport and urban form, is important under all scenarios.