Subsidised courses – Learn to Ride Safely

Wellington City Council and the Accident Compensation Corporation are offering subsidised rider training for scooter and motorbike riders on the following dates:

Saturday 25 February for beginner riders
Saturday 31 March for advanced riders
Saturday 21 April for beginner riders
Saturday 12 May for advanced riders

Qualified instructors from ROADSAFE Limited, who hold ‘L’ endorsement qualifications, will lead the training sessions. This course costs just $20 per person – discounted from $120.

This course is aimed at existing scooter and motorbike riders. It covers the skills required to ride safely in the city. The course is not part of the rider licensing process.

You will need to bring your own bike, helmet and drivers licence.
To register, phone (04) 803 8635 or download the registration form:


Original site here: Subsidised courses – Learn to Ride Safely

WCC consulting now, adding P120 motorcycle parks

Wellington City Council have just opened for submissions on 18 traffic and parking resolutions.

Link to WCC public input page on 18 traffic and parking resolutions – respond by 15th Feb 2011

The two motorcycle specific changes are here (PDF’s): They are both converting small sections of current no stopping sections to P120 motorcycle parks.
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Golden Mile – Manners Mall – bye bye Mercer St motorcycle park?

Wellington City Council Web Alert


The following consultation is now available online:

Traffic Resolution – Golden Mile
Proposed traffic restrictions to carry out the bus priority scheme in Golden Mile – Manners Mall.

Opened: 13 April
Closing: 30 April

Traffic Resolution – Golden Mile

Bus only lane

Wellington City Council is asking for public submissions on a resolution for traffic restrictions so that we can carry out the bus priority scheme in the Golden Mile.

Background Information

There are some traffic movement and parking changes needed in light of the Council’s decision to open up Manners Mall to public transport and to make improvements to surrounding streets.

The Council’s decision to revoke the pedestrian status of Manners Mall has been the subject of an Environment Court appeal. We expect to hear the outcome of the appeal in May. The project will proceed if the Council’s decision is upheld.

The resolution forms part of the preparatory work needed for construction works.

Projects – Restoring the Golden Mile – Bus Route and Street Changes


The proposed changes involve:

  • reversing the flow of general traffic in Manners Street (and restricting turn movements as a result)
  • removing parking from Manners Street east and Willis Street
  • creating more car parks in Dixon Street, Victoria Street, Wakefield Street and Mercer Street.

Some current car parks will be out of use during the construction period.

The changes will result in better overall movement of traffic through the area and provide approximately 40 additional car parks.


To make a submission, read the proposed traffic resolution, view the map and complete the online submission form below.

The deadline for submissions is:  5.00pm Friday 30 April 2010.

WCC parking update from Jon Visser

“Happy New Year and I have some good news. I have just finished a meeting with our traffic engineers, who have agreed with the following proposed traffic resolutions (subject to public consultation & agreement by Councillors):

* Addition of a new P120 Motorcycles-Only parking bay in the Victoria Street parking lay-by opposite Scooterazzi. The time restriction discourages all-day parking (e.g. commuters or stock for sale) thereby making it more likely that riders can get a park.

* Addition of two new Motorcycles-Only parking bays in College Street (to replace the space that was lost). One of these will be time restricted (P120) to support the small cafe businesses at the western end, the other will be approximately 6m of unrestricted space at the eastern end (not highly utilised by cars).
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WCC propose removing the Mercer St motorcycle park

If you had heard of the recent proposal to change Manners Mall from it’s current pedestrian only status to being a glorified bus lane – and weren’t very interested, think again.

Buried in the details are a proposal to remove the current Mercer St motorcycle parking area (currently providing space for at least 30 motorcycles and scooters), and replacing it with angled car parking for ten cars.

There is also a proposal to put a motorcycle parking space on the other side of Mercer St, but its only about the equivalent of two car spaces, adjacent to a loading zone.
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