A cyclist is dead after a head-on collision with a car in Karori last night.
Police and the serious crash team are investigating the fatal crash that occurred about 11pm.
Police said the man was travelling down Makara Road and collided with a car travelling in the opposite direction.
The cyclist died at the scene from injuries received.
His details will be released once police have notified the next of kin.
The environmental and health benefits of cycling are undeniable and while it might be good for you, taking to pedal power in the capital is a risky business.
Last year 136 cyclists were injured around the Wellington region.
A report by the Greater Wellington Regional Council found cyclists in Wellington are 12 times more likely to be injured than someone travelling in a car. Cyclists in the rest of country are just three and a half times more likely to become a casualty.
After three days the new Manners St bus route has a qualified tick of approval from cyclists.
Cycle Aware Wellington spokesman Patrick Morgan said prioritising public transport was a good thing for Wellington, on balance.
"However, we are not especially happy about losing access to Manners St."
Manners St between Willis St and Victoria St is bus-only westbound at all times and eastbound between 6am and 7pm on weekdays. Cyclists travelling from the north to Willis or Boulcott Sts must use Dixon St and turn right on to Willis St.