Henderson Streets for People

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Creating community focused streets with the great communities of Henderson


Bringing colour and vibrancy to the Henderson Town Centre

The Henderson Streets for People project focuses on improving safer connections between the Henderson Train Station, through the town centre to the twin streams, along Railside Ave, Ratanui Street and Great North Road.

The idea behind this initiative is 'co-design by trial'. We want to work collaboratively with Henderson locals to bring colour and vibrancy to the streets, making it safer for all types of transport moving through the town centre, strengthening transports links, creating more welcoming and people-friendly spaces and supporting local businesses.

Various ideas will be tested and tweaks can be made to find what works best, these could look like:

  • A series of short, pop-up events and street closures to test potential solutions
    and as a platform for community engagement
  • Trialling alternative traffic routes, slowing traffic and creating pedestrian walkways, to make the town centre more enjoyable to spend time in, and safer on foot
  • Temporary street furniture and colourful ground design graphics to create more appealing places

Panuku Development Auckland (Panuku) and Auckland Transport are leading this project with the majority funded by Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency).

What has happened to date?

In December 2020 we opened a Pop Up Shop on Railside Ave. During the two week period, 79 locals dropped in and participated in our co-design workshops. We also received feedback from 150 locals at the Henderson Christmas Festival and several other local events. The input gained has given us valuable insights for the project. Check out the February 2021 update under the documents section.

Next steps

By late February/ early March 2021 we will provide an update on timelines and next steps as we continue to move towards implementation.

Proposed scope of project



Example of applying colourful road design (Sale St, Auckland)

Local market sellers from the
Te Puna Market

What is the timeframe?

Part of the challenge of the project is we need to do it quickly - we held co-design workshops at our 'pop up shop' in December, we are working towards testing the ideas from mid-March 2021, will continue to test and tweak the ideas through to May 2021, and complete by 30 June 2021.

To stay informed and receive updates, sign up below!


Creating community focused streets with the great communities of Henderson


Bringing colour and vibrancy to the Henderson Town Centre

The Henderson Streets for People project focuses on improving safer connections between the Henderson Train Station, through the town centre to the twin streams, along Railside Ave, Ratanui Street and Great North Road.

The idea behind this initiative is 'co-design by trial'. We want to work collaboratively with Henderson locals to bring colour and vibrancy to the streets, making it safer for all types of transport moving through the town centre, strengthening transports links, creating more welcoming and people-friendly spaces and supporting local businesses.

Various ideas will be tested and tweaks can be made to find what works best, these could look like:

  • A series of short, pop-up events and street closures to test potential solutions
    and as a platform for community engagement
  • Trialling alternative traffic routes, slowing traffic and creating pedestrian walkways, to make the town centre more enjoyable to spend time in, and safer on foot
  • Temporary street furniture and colourful ground design graphics to create more appealing places

Panuku Development Auckland (Panuku) and Auckland Transport are leading this project with the majority funded by Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency).

What has happened to date?

In December 2020 we opened a Pop Up Shop on Railside Ave. During the two week period, 79 locals dropped in and participated in our co-design workshops. We also received feedback from 150 locals at the Henderson Christmas Festival and several other local events. The input gained has given us valuable insights for the project. Check out the February 2021 update under the documents section.

Next steps

By late February/ early March 2021 we will provide an update on timelines and next steps as we continue to move towards implementation.

Proposed scope of project



Example of applying colourful road design (Sale St, Auckland)

Local market sellers from the
Te Puna Market

What is the timeframe?

Part of the challenge of the project is we need to do it quickly - we held co-design workshops at our 'pop up shop' in December, we are working towards testing the ideas from mid-March 2021, will continue to test and tweak the ideas through to May 2021, and complete by 30 June 2021.

To stay informed and receive updates, sign up below!