About the project
The Wai Horotiu Queen Street Valley Project aims to improve Queen Street for everyone through working with the Queen Street community to shape a more vibrant, user friendly street environment that people want to spend time in. One of the main ways we are doing this is by reallocating space on Queen Street (and other city centre streets) to create better areas for people walking, cycling, using public transport, and delivering and servicing homes and buildings.
The Wai Horotiu Queen Street Project is one piece of the puzzle to transform our city centre as outlined in the City Centre Masterplan(External link). It will respond to the construction of the City Rail Link (CRL)(External link) which has seen more buses temporarily diverted down Queen Street.
Over the second half of 2020 we gathered feedback from a wide range of community members on what they would like to see for Queen Street. This feedback has informed the improvements we are implementing on the street this year.
The project is the first in a series of stages to transform Queen Street as part of a long-term development strategy that's in line with the City Centre Masterplan(External link).
To read more about other works happening on Queen Street click here.
We have implemented improvements in the northern end of Queen Street between Customs and Shortland Streets. These streetscape improvements include extended footpath space in the form of stone paving and timber boardwalks, native planting in pots and coming soon a pocket park on Fort Street that will have more native planting and street furniture. We've also made some network changes and added a peak hour bus lane (7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm) heading north to protect people's bus journey times.
To continue to meet businesses and residents' needs, we have also changed all parking bays to loading zones and good vehicle loading zones on both sides of the street in this section. Those on the north bound side are accessible only outside of the bus lane operating hours. Loading zones can be used to pick up or drop off people as well as goods.
Have Your Say
We want to hear what you think of these streetscape improvements on Queen Street (between Customs and Shortland Streets). Feedback can be submitted from Friday 9 July - Friday 6 August. You can have a look at the changes and give your feedback on our interactive map(External link).
September 2020 - June 2022
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Have Your Say