About the project
The Wai Horotiu Queen Street Valley pilot 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.
Got ideas for Queen Street? We'd love to hear them via our new interactive mapping tool. To find out more information about the pilot and to be added to our database to receive email updates please visit AK Have Your Say.
The Wai Horotiu Queen Street Valley Pilot is one of a series of trials of Access for Everyone - a concept that reshapes how city centre streets are used, so more street space is given to people walking, cycling, using public transport, and delivering and servicing homes and buildings.
We will use a co-design process with Queen Street users and stakeholders to test low-cost ways to lay out the street that can be quickly adjusted, adapted, improved or removed through the process. These will be shaped by a reference group of key partners who represent the Queen Street community in a series of co-design workshops between August and October.
The co-design approach has successfully been used in High Street, where it won an award from Living Streets Aotearoa.
Engagement will also take place with individual businesses, residents and street users. Further surveys will be undertaken throughout the duration of the pilot, to gauge people’s perceptions and attitudes towards the improvements. We'd love to hear your thoughts on how we can make Queen Street better, one small idea can go a long way. Visit Social Pinpoint (our interactive mapping tool) to give your feedback.
Regular reporting to the Planning Committee, Waitematā Local Board and Auckland City Centre Advisory Board (ACCAB) will take place throughout the pilot.
The Queen Street Valley Pilot will make changes to streets between September 2020 and March 2021. Being a pilot scheme, it will try out different ideas for prioritising pedestrians in Queen Street, such as tree planters, pop-up parklets and loading zones. The pilot will be constantly monitored to inform future interventions and, ultimately, a permanent design for Queen Street.
September 2020 - March 2021
Auckland Council and Auckland Transport