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
Bringing temporary changes to the central streets of Henderson

The Henderson Streets for People trial is about testing several ways to make Henderson’s streets safer for people, more vibrant and less dominated by traffic. We’re trialling a number of temporary changes to the streets so that we can collect real feedback and data on people’s actual experiences of the changes.

From 13 May to 30 July 2021 we're going to test some of these ideas through short-term changes on parts of Great North Road, Ratanui Street, Railside Ave, Waitākere Lane and Trading Place.

Queries and feedback options are listed below or visit our drop-in session on 26 June,10am - 2pm, outside Waitākere Library. (The 12 June event has been postponed to 26 June to enable all elements of the trial are in place).


What are the temporary changes?

They include:

  • A trial traffic flow plan - where most traffic will be directed around the Henderson ‘ring road’ on Alderman Drive
  • A large artwork at the intersection of Great North Road, Railside Avenue and Ratanui Street
  • A trial of bus lanes leading into and out of the Henderson bus interchange on Railside Ave
  • An upgrade an existing crossing to trial a zebra crossing on Great North Road to give priority to people walking
  • A trial of safe shared paths to connect people walking, cycling and scootering through the centre of Henderson. Planters and buffers will be provided for protection from traffic
  • A trial parklet with outdoor chairs and tables outside the Wood Brothers Bar and Grill at 385 Great North Road


When and where are the changes happening?

In April we distributed leaflets to residents and businesses in the Henderson area advising that the trial would start from 12 April to 30 June 2021.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside our control, there has been some delay to procuring the materials needed and installation began on 13 May 2021. To view the schedule listing of when the temporary changes will be installed - check out the Schedule of temporary changes.


What do you think about the temporary changes?

The temporary changes will be trialed between 13 May to 30 July. During this time we will be collecting feedback based on the community’s experience so we can tweak changes before we assess its long-term future. Let us know your feedback on these temporary changes, by joining the discussion through the forum, filling in the feedback form below, or visit our community event day on 26 June 2021,10am - 2pm, outside Waitākere Library (the 12 June event has been postponed to 26 June to enable all elements of the trial are in place).


What has happened to date?

A few images of the temporary changes installed in the week of 24 May and 31 May 2021.

Intersection installed
Great North Rd/ Ratanui St and Railside Ave
Intersection - in use


Railside Ave - temporary bus lane, planter, sleepers installed
Ratanui St - planters ready to be installed


A few more images from 13 May 2021

Trading Place - Artwork installed


Trading Place - Artwork installed
Ratanui St - shared path artwork installed (planters and sleepers to be added)
Railside Ave - Planters installed


Progress from late 2020

Last year through a series of co-design workshops, Henderson locals shared their ideas for ways to make central Henderson streets safer, more vibrant and less dominated by traffic. We opened a Pop Up Shop on Railside Ave and during the two week period, 79 locals dropped in and participated in our co-design workshops and we received in total 500 pieces of feedback including from 150 locals at the Henderson Christmas Festival and other local events. The input gained has given us valuable insights for the project. Check out the 'updates' under the documents section.

Henderson locals giving feedback
Sign up below to:

  • stay informed on the project
  • provide feedback on the first stage of the trial

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

The Henderson Streets for People trial is about testing several ways to make Henderson’s streets safer for people, more vibrant and less dominated by traffic. We’re trialling a number of temporary changes to the streets so that we can collect real feedback and data on people’s actual experiences of the changes.

From 13 May to 30 July 2021 we're going to test some of these ideas through short-term changes on parts of Great North Road, Ratanui Street, Railside Ave, Waitākere Lane and Trading Place.

Queries and feedback options are listed below or visit our drop-in session on 26 June,10am - 2pm, outside Waitākere Library. (The 12 June event has been postponed to 26 June to enable all elements of the trial are in place).


What are the temporary changes?

They include:

  • A trial traffic flow plan - where most traffic will be directed around the Henderson ‘ring road’ on Alderman Drive
  • A large artwork at the intersection of Great North Road, Railside Avenue and Ratanui Street
  • A trial of bus lanes leading into and out of the Henderson bus interchange on Railside Ave
  • An upgrade an existing crossing to trial a zebra crossing on Great North Road to give priority to people walking
  • A trial of safe shared paths to connect people walking, cycling and scootering through the centre of Henderson. Planters and buffers will be provided for protection from traffic
  • A trial parklet with outdoor chairs and tables outside the Wood Brothers Bar and Grill at 385 Great North Road


When and where are the changes happening?

In April we distributed leaflets to residents and businesses in the Henderson area advising that the trial would start from 12 April to 30 June 2021.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside our control, there has been some delay to procuring the materials needed and installation began on 13 May 2021. To view the schedule listing of when the temporary changes will be installed - check out the Schedule of temporary changes.


What do you think about the temporary changes?

The temporary changes will be trialed between 13 May to 30 July. During this time we will be collecting feedback based on the community’s experience so we can tweak changes before we assess its long-term future. Let us know your feedback on these temporary changes, by joining the discussion through the forum, filling in the feedback form below, or visit our community event day on 26 June 2021,10am - 2pm, outside Waitākere Library (the 12 June event has been postponed to 26 June to enable all elements of the trial are in place).


What has happened to date?

A few images of the temporary changes installed in the week of 24 May and 31 May 2021.

Intersection installed
Great North Rd/ Ratanui St and Railside Ave
Intersection - in use


Railside Ave - temporary bus lane, planter, sleepers installed
Ratanui St - planters ready to be installed


A few more images from 13 May 2021

Trading Place - Artwork installed


Trading Place - Artwork installed
Ratanui St - shared path artwork installed (planters and sleepers to be added)
Railside Ave - Planters installed


Progress from late 2020

Last year through a series of co-design workshops, Henderson locals shared their ideas for ways to make central Henderson streets safer, more vibrant and less dominated by traffic. We opened a Pop Up Shop on Railside Ave and during the two week period, 79 locals dropped in and participated in our co-design workshops and we received in total 500 pieces of feedback including from 150 locals at the Henderson Christmas Festival and other local events. The input gained has given us valuable insights for the project. Check out the 'updates' under the documents section.

Henderson locals giving feedback
Sign up below to:

  • stay informed on the project
  • provide feedback on the first stage of the trial