Henderson Streets for People

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Artwork design by Jermaine ReihanaArtwork by Jermaine Reihana - to be installed at the intersection of Great North Rd, Railside Ave and Ratanui St, Henderson

23 Dec 2021 - Update

With the end of the year fast approaching, we wanted to provide a final update on the Henderson Streets for People trial:

  • Works to remove and adapt parts of the trial are completed. This included street sweeping of the roadway kerb and channels areas as well as a clean of the catchpits, designed to collect debris in the drains. To read more on what was removed, adapted and retained, see here: https://www.panuku.co.nz/news-and-blogs/henderson-streets-for-people-trial-to-conclude
  • One of the scheduled elements for removal was the parklet located on Great North Road. This was not fully implemented at the time of the trial but after a request from local Henderson business Wood Brothers – Bar & Grill we decided to retain the outdoor dining space. This is a way we can support local hospitality businesses to meet social distancing rules and keep customers safe with outdoor seating options. The parklet is a non-smoking and no-liquor consumption area and will remain in place until at least the end of summer. If it proves popular with locals, it could be kept for longer. To read more, see here: https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/news/2021/12/outdoor-dining-space-pops-up-in-henderson/
  • The main intersection artwork is being retained as it adds colour and vitality to the town centre and helps encourage safer vehicle speeds through this intersection. Speed cushions have been installed as you enter the intersection of Great North Road, Railside Avenue and Ratanui Street to reduce vehicle speeds and support safer roads for all users. Vehicle speed data gathered during the trial indicated average speeds were higher than is appropriate for areas with vulnerable road users (refer to the Monitoring and Evaluation Report). To read more on the speed cushion installation, see here: https://www.panuku.co.nz/news-and-blogs/speed-cushions-to-reduce-speeds-in-henderson-town-centre
  • On Ratanui Street, the blue shared path and the single vehicle lane as you enter the intersection have been retained. This helps improve safety by reducing vehicle speed and narrowing the lane. Indications from traffic monitoring is that the retention of this layout does not result in any impact to traffic flow. There are no restrictions in turning left from Ratanui Street into Great North Road. Even though there is not a dedicated left turning lane you can still turn left at the intersection.
  • Materials from the trial have been repurposed or recycled for use by a local school and community groups to assist with a variety of projects including the construction of community gardens.

On behalf of Eke Panuku, I want to thank you for your feedback and interest in this trial. It has been a challenging project but I believe we all want the best outcomes for Henderson. Looking ahead, we will take on the learnings of this project and look forward to connecting with you on future projects.

Wishing you a Meri Kirihimete!

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Images of the trial

A few images of the changes from 5 to 16 July to reinstate Railside Ave (between Stevies Lane and Great North Rd) and the left hand turn onto Henderson Valley Rd

Looking from the intersection down Railside Ave to the train station

Reinstatement of the left hand turn onto Henderson Valley Rd


A few images of the temporary changes installed during 13 May to 12 June.


Intersection installed
Great North Rd/ Ratanui St and Railside Ave

Intersection - in use


Trading Place


Trading Place
Great North Rd/Ratanui St/Railside Ave


Railside Ave - Planters installed


Artwork design by Jermaine ReihanaArtwork by Jermaine Reihana - to be installed at the intersection of Great North Rd, Railside Ave and Ratanui St, Henderson

23 Dec 2021 - Update

With the end of the year fast approaching, we wanted to provide a final update on the Henderson Streets for People trial:

  • Works to remove and adapt parts of the trial are completed. This included street sweeping of the roadway kerb and channels areas as well as a clean of the catchpits, designed to collect debris in the drains. To read more on what was removed, adapted and retained, see here: https://www.panuku.co.nz/news-and-blogs/henderson-streets-for-people-trial-to-conclude
  • One of the scheduled elements for removal was the parklet located on Great North Road. This was not fully implemented at the time of the trial but after a request from local Henderson business Wood Brothers – Bar & Grill we decided to retain the outdoor dining space. This is a way we can support local hospitality businesses to meet social distancing rules and keep customers safe with outdoor seating options. The parklet is a non-smoking and no-liquor consumption area and will remain in place until at least the end of summer. If it proves popular with locals, it could be kept for longer. To read more, see here: https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/news/2021/12/outdoor-dining-space-pops-up-in-henderson/
  • The main intersection artwork is being retained as it adds colour and vitality to the town centre and helps encourage safer vehicle speeds through this intersection. Speed cushions have been installed as you enter the intersection of Great North Road, Railside Avenue and Ratanui Street to reduce vehicle speeds and support safer roads for all users. Vehicle speed data gathered during the trial indicated average speeds were higher than is appropriate for areas with vulnerable road users (refer to the Monitoring and Evaluation Report). To read more on the speed cushion installation, see here: https://www.panuku.co.nz/news-and-blogs/speed-cushions-to-reduce-speeds-in-henderson-town-centre
  • On Ratanui Street, the blue shared path and the single vehicle lane as you enter the intersection have been retained. This helps improve safety by reducing vehicle speed and narrowing the lane. Indications from traffic monitoring is that the retention of this layout does not result in any impact to traffic flow. There are no restrictions in turning left from Ratanui Street into Great North Road. Even though there is not a dedicated left turning lane you can still turn left at the intersection.
  • Materials from the trial have been repurposed or recycled for use by a local school and community groups to assist with a variety of projects including the construction of community gardens.

On behalf of Eke Panuku, I want to thank you for your feedback and interest in this trial. It has been a challenging project but I believe we all want the best outcomes for Henderson. Looking ahead, we will take on the learnings of this project and look forward to connecting with you on future projects.

Wishing you a Meri Kirihimete!

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Images of the trial

A few images of the changes from 5 to 16 July to reinstate Railside Ave (between Stevies Lane and Great North Rd) and the left hand turn onto Henderson Valley Rd

Looking from the intersection down Railside Ave to the train station

Reinstatement of the left hand turn onto Henderson Valley Rd


A few images of the temporary changes installed during 13 May to 12 June.


Intersection installed
Great North Rd/ Ratanui St and Railside Ave

Intersection - in use


Trading Place


Trading Place
Great North Rd/Ratanui St/Railside Ave


Railside Ave - Planters installed


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    As the trial has concluded, the forum is now closed. A decision on the future of the trial was made on 5 August 2021, as outlined on the main project page above.

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