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West Quay Co-design Initiative

Napier City Council has been awarded $200,000 funding through the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Innovating Streets for People Programme to trial some improvements to the way West Quay operates.

Napier City Council has temporarily transformed Ahuriri's West Quay into a pedestrian and cycle-friendly precinct.  This project is a partnership with Waka Kotahi, New Zealand Transport Agency and the community. 

These tactical changes are designed to be short-term and intended to help inform what the best permanent solution.

What this project means for the precinct?

  • A new footpath on the street's hospitality side, with planting separating the path from the outdoor dining areas.
  • A one-way shared vehicle and bike lane for north-bound traffic
  • Dedicated cycle way for south bound cyclists


Work commenced February 2021.  Based on the positive feedback and results from our monitoring, the trial has been extended for a further 3 months.  Monitoring will continue during this time with a view to install the permanent layout shortly after.


Napier City Council has been awarded $200,000 through the Waka Kotahi’s Innovating Streets for People Fund for this project. 

More information about the fund can be found here: Waka Kotahi’s Innovating Streets for People Fund 

Estimated timeline:

Initial changes were in place for 3 months with an extension of a further few months while additional changes are tested.   

We intend on shifting the cycleway to the wharf side so that the path connects with the existing cycle way on either side of West Quay.

The cycle way location will require us to remove the trial angle parking, however this will be replaced with parallel parking on the street.




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