Creating Safer Streets: Emily Place

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Emily Place concept plan showing simplified traffic flow, community plaza, traffic calming, and wider footpaths.

Proposed Temporary Changes

The proposed temporary changes are the outcome of the co-design process that took place between November and February. The design includes a simplified road layout, street art, footpath extensions, public realm improvements and planter boxes.

There were three main themes that emerged from the co-design workshops and surveys -

Emily Place should be:

  • An urban oasis for current and future generations.
  • A place where the rich heritage and cultural history of the site can be celebrated and remembered.
  • A shared space, accessible and catering to the whole of the community.


What we heard

Our proposed plan

What do you think about the changes?

We need your feedback on these temporary changes, join the online conversation or fill in the survey.

Both feedback options will be open for two weeks until 18 April 2021 after which we will finalise the plan and prepare for implementation.

Once the temporary changes are in place, we will be monitoring and evaluating them throughout a trial period of three months – this will include various means of data collection including traffic and pedestrian counting, on-site and online surveys. At the end of the trial, we will use the data collected to decide on whether to keep the changes in place, modify them or remove them.

This is an opportunity to do things a little differently. We look forward to working with you to achieve the best result for residents, businesses and users of Emily Place.

What this project is all about

Creating Safer Streets is a pilot project that aims to improve the public amenity of Emily Place. This project has been awarded funding through the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Innovating Streets Programme, and will be delivered by Auckland Council.

This project will use a tactical urbanism approach to test ways to improve the public amenity of the area by reducing traffic hazards and addressing security concerns.

Through a high engagement, co-design approach with the local resident and business community, the pilot will test different layout solutions and placemaking activities to improve the area and inform the future permanent upgrade of Emily Place in 2024. The final design will be determined by the co-design process, but interventions could include ground graphics, art installations, place kit, road layout changes and lighting.

Proposed Temporary Changes

The proposed temporary changes are the outcome of the co-design process that took place between November and February. The design includes a simplified road layout, street art, footpath extensions, public realm improvements and planter boxes.

There were three main themes that emerged from the co-design workshops and surveys -

Emily Place should be:

  • An urban oasis for current and future generations.
  • A place where the rich heritage and cultural history of the site can be celebrated and remembered.
  • A shared space, accessible and catering to the whole of the community.


What we heard

Our proposed plan

What do you think about the changes?

We need your feedback on these temporary changes, join the online conversation or fill in the survey.

Both feedback options will be open for two weeks until 18 April 2021 after which we will finalise the plan and prepare for implementation.

Once the temporary changes are in place, we will be monitoring and evaluating them throughout a trial period of three months – this will include various means of data collection including traffic and pedestrian counting, on-site and online surveys. At the end of the trial, we will use the data collected to decide on whether to keep the changes in place, modify them or remove them.

This is an opportunity to do things a little differently. We look forward to working with you to achieve the best result for residents, businesses and users of Emily Place.

What this project is all about

Creating Safer Streets is a pilot project that aims to improve the public amenity of Emily Place. This project has been awarded funding through the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Innovating Streets Programme, and will be delivered by Auckland Council.

This project will use a tactical urbanism approach to test ways to improve the public amenity of the area by reducing traffic hazards and addressing security concerns.

Through a high engagement, co-design approach with the local resident and business community, the pilot will test different layout solutions and placemaking activities to improve the area and inform the future permanent upgrade of Emily Place in 2024. The final design will be determined by the co-design process, but interventions could include ground graphics, art installations, place kit, road layout changes and lighting.

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    by Helen Grant, about 2 months ago
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