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.
We are working with the community to shape the improvements, and through the feedback we have recieved so far from Aucklanders, we have developed a clear set of directions to make Queen Street more appealing, accessible and attractive. This is summarised by the five principles below:
- Peoples Experience: Creating a thriving place where people want to be
- Access: Provide universal access for all that need it while prioritising necessary trips
- Movement: Enable safe and efficient public transport and access to active modes
- Environment: Mitigate environmental impacts and deliver C40 and Auckland Climate Plan goals
- Tactical: Be smart with our decisions on the timing and location of changes so that the benefits align with, and enhance, other activities.
To find out more details on this project visit AK Have Your Say.
The Queen Street Valley Pilot will make changes to streets between December 2020 and June 2021. Being a pilot scheme, it will try out different ideas for improving Queen Street, such as tree planters, pop-up parklets, changes to private vehicle access and loading zones. The pilot will be constantly monitored to inform future interventions and, ultimately, a permanent design for Queen Street.
There are two main streams of work that will get underway early in the new year as part of the pilot, these are:
- Improvements to the streetscape, to make the street a more attractive, safe and accessible street where people want to spend time.
- Reduce private vehicle traffic on Queen Street in time for the next phase of City Rail Link Construction when Victoria Street is closed to through traffic by mid 2021. There will be a consultation held on these changes early in the new year, we will provide more details on this closer to the time.
September 2020 - June 2021
Auckland Council and Auckland Transport