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A ‘Quay’ is traditionally known as a place on a waterfront where jetties and wharves tend to
ships at berth. But Jervois Quay is no longer a Quay in that sense – the incessant march of land
reclamation, particularly in the 19 century, which has left it a distance from the Port of
Wellington, saw to that.
In many respects, with the modern orientation of the city away from commercial shipping and
towards the waterfront as a place for people and
recreational activities, Jervois Quay is a traffic barrier between the city and the sea. But the CBD
and ocean are in close proximity and there are some foot bridges, including the City to Sea Bridge
from Civic Square. People regularly make the foot
journey from the city-side areas of Grey, Victoria,
Willis and Featherston Streets over to the waterfront and Frank Kitts Park, Queens Wharf and the Lagoon .
In recent times the Wellington City Council has begun its ‘Greening the Quays’ project, which
creates a boulevard that features nearly 40 Maori Princess pohutukawa trees along the centre of
Jervois and Customhouse Quays.
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