Manukau Streets for People - tell us what you think

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Designing streets for and with the people who live, work and play in Manukau.

Temporary upgrades are currently being installed in Osterley Way and Amersham Way in Manukau Central.

This trial is about helping to make Manukau more attractive and accessible for all people - including children, youth and older people – no matter how they travel.

These upgrades help to make the streets safer for people, while celebrating the culture and community of Manukau and weaving local stories and art into the places around us. This is an opportunity to try something new in this part of Manukau and learn together, as a community.

The trials are part of the ‘Manukau Streets for People’ project – led by Panuku Development Auckland and Auckland Transport, and funded by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The project plan and concepts were developed in partnership with local community members and community groups, who helped to identify the priorities and aspirations of the local community.

These temporary changes are expected to be fully installed by mid-August and we want to know what you think about them. Use the form below to tell us what's working, what isn't and any ideas you have for improvements.

We'll be listening to your feedback throughout the trial, up until 31 August 2021.

What's happening?

Upgrades were installed in Osterley Way and Amersham Way from June 2021 (the start date was delayed by weather). Installation is expected to be fully completed in mid-August.



These changes are about:

Safety

  • Improving the safety, security and accessibility for people of all ages and ability who are walking and cycling
  • A shared space in Osterley Way with a one-way layout north of Putney Way and more space for walking and cycling

Keeping us moving

  • Encouraging walking and cycling – forms of transport which are healthier for people and the environment
  • A digital app showcases mana whenua stories and makes cycling and walking fun, especially between the main transport hubs, and universities

Connecting our community

  • Building on the recent street upgrades in Putney Way and Barrowcliffe Place
  • Installing street furniture, designed and made by locals, allowing people to rest and socialise

Celebrating our people and culture

  • Celebrating Manukau’s unique people and culture through telling local stories
  • Road art by mana whenua artist Amiria Puia-Taylor (The People Weaver) and local mural artist Uelese Vavelae (The 312 Hub)
  • Sculptures which celebrate maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar.


Temporary road layout changes

Stage 1: Temporary changes to Osterley Way / Manukau Square

This section of the Osterley Way is now a shared space, allowing for one-way southbound (towards Putney Way) vehicles. Osterley Way is now one-way north of Putney Way. Please take care when travelling in this space as people adjust to the change.

This will allow more space for people and events. This shared space will also include street art designed by a mana whenua artist, street furniture and sculptures which celebrate maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar.

Stage 2 Osterley Way - Manukau Station Road to Putney Way – extended footpath

This section of Osterley Way will remain open to two-way traffic. The footpath will be extended to create more room for people walking and cycling. The left-turning lane is being removed to make space for a wider footpath. Cars will be able to turn both left and right onto Manukau Station Rd from the remaining lane.

Installation of stage two is currently underway and is expected to be completed in mid-August (weather dependent).


Trial approach

We are taking a ‘trial’ approach which means we will test and tweak ideas to see how well they work. The trial starts in June 2021 and feedback will be open until 31 August 2021. The project is being installed in stages, starting with work on the footpath in Osterley Way, north of Putney Way.

Throughout the trial, we’ll listen to feedback from the local community and make adjustments based on what they tell us. We will also be surveying people and monitoring things like traffic flow and numbers of people walking as part of the trial.

The long-term future of these projects will be assessed from September. If the Manukau community is happy with these changes, we’ll keep them.

Installation process

  1. Test layout: Temporary, affordable items will be installed to test the layout.
  2. Interim installation: Once the layout is installed, semi-permanent items will be installed. These could be in place on a short-term basis or for up to two years.
  3. Permanent installation: If the local community is happy with these changes, we'll install a long-term solution (e.g. permanent street art and seating on Osterley Way).



Artwork designed by local students through the Mau Academy programme

Co-design process

The concepts were informed by a series of co-design sessions with a local advisory group through sustained engagement in late 2020 and early 2021. The group includes representatives from Mana Whenua, Business Manukau, local organisations such as The Roots, Mau Studios, MIT, AUT, Cause Collective and local Auckland Council entities (Manukau Library, the Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board etc).

To advance the project, representatives from the co-design advisory group have been working with Panuku on a number of workstreams including activations, making installations, digital, street art and communications. This has ensured that local community members were involved at all levels of the project. There has also been further engagement with youth and other community groups through different project workstreams, with local students helping to design some of the road art through Mau Academy.

The next step is to see how these ideas work in practice – and listen to the people who use these places to find out what’s working and what isn’t.

We want to know what you think about the trial - so please tell us below! Feedback will open until until 31 August 2021.

A decision about the next steps for these streets will be made in September, following feedback from the local community.


Designing streets for and with the people who live, work and play in Manukau.

Temporary upgrades are currently being installed in Osterley Way and Amersham Way in Manukau Central.

This trial is about helping to make Manukau more attractive and accessible for all people - including children, youth and older people – no matter how they travel.

These upgrades help to make the streets safer for people, while celebrating the culture and community of Manukau and weaving local stories and art into the places around us. This is an opportunity to try something new in this part of Manukau and learn together, as a community.

The trials are part of the ‘Manukau Streets for People’ project – led by Panuku Development Auckland and Auckland Transport, and funded by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The project plan and concepts were developed in partnership with local community members and community groups, who helped to identify the priorities and aspirations of the local community.

These temporary changes are expected to be fully installed by mid-August and we want to know what you think about them. Use the form below to tell us what's working, what isn't and any ideas you have for improvements.

We'll be listening to your feedback throughout the trial, up until 31 August 2021.

What's happening?

Upgrades were installed in Osterley Way and Amersham Way from June 2021 (the start date was delayed by weather). Installation is expected to be fully completed in mid-August.



These changes are about:

Safety

  • Improving the safety, security and accessibility for people of all ages and ability who are walking and cycling
  • A shared space in Osterley Way with a one-way layout north of Putney Way and more space for walking and cycling

Keeping us moving

  • Encouraging walking and cycling – forms of transport which are healthier for people and the environment
  • A digital app showcases mana whenua stories and makes cycling and walking fun, especially between the main transport hubs, and universities

Connecting our community

  • Building on the recent street upgrades in Putney Way and Barrowcliffe Place
  • Installing street furniture, designed and made by locals, allowing people to rest and socialise

Celebrating our people and culture

  • Celebrating Manukau’s unique people and culture through telling local stories
  • Road art by mana whenua artist Amiria Puia-Taylor (The People Weaver) and local mural artist Uelese Vavelae (The 312 Hub)
  • Sculptures which celebrate maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar.


Temporary road layout changes

Stage 1: Temporary changes to Osterley Way / Manukau Square

This section of the Osterley Way is now a shared space, allowing for one-way southbound (towards Putney Way) vehicles. Osterley Way is now one-way north of Putney Way. Please take care when travelling in this space as people adjust to the change.

This will allow more space for people and events. This shared space will also include street art designed by a mana whenua artist, street furniture and sculptures which celebrate maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar.

Stage 2 Osterley Way - Manukau Station Road to Putney Way – extended footpath

This section of Osterley Way will remain open to two-way traffic. The footpath will be extended to create more room for people walking and cycling. The left-turning lane is being removed to make space for a wider footpath. Cars will be able to turn both left and right onto Manukau Station Rd from the remaining lane.

Installation of stage two is currently underway and is expected to be completed in mid-August (weather dependent).


Trial approach

We are taking a ‘trial’ approach which means we will test and tweak ideas to see how well they work. The trial starts in June 2021 and feedback will be open until 31 August 2021. The project is being installed in stages, starting with work on the footpath in Osterley Way, north of Putney Way.

Throughout the trial, we’ll listen to feedback from the local community and make adjustments based on what they tell us. We will also be surveying people and monitoring things like traffic flow and numbers of people walking as part of the trial.

The long-term future of these projects will be assessed from September. If the Manukau community is happy with these changes, we’ll keep them.

Installation process

  1. Test layout: Temporary, affordable items will be installed to test the layout.
  2. Interim installation: Once the layout is installed, semi-permanent items will be installed. These could be in place on a short-term basis or for up to two years.
  3. Permanent installation: If the local community is happy with these changes, we'll install a long-term solution (e.g. permanent street art and seating on Osterley Way).



Artwork designed by local students through the Mau Academy programme

Co-design process

The concepts were informed by a series of co-design sessions with a local advisory group through sustained engagement in late 2020 and early 2021. The group includes representatives from Mana Whenua, Business Manukau, local organisations such as The Roots, Mau Studios, MIT, AUT, Cause Collective and local Auckland Council entities (Manukau Library, the Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board etc).

To advance the project, representatives from the co-design advisory group have been working with Panuku on a number of workstreams including activations, making installations, digital, street art and communications. This has ensured that local community members were involved at all levels of the project. There has also been further engagement with youth and other community groups through different project workstreams, with local students helping to design some of the road art through Mau Academy.

The next step is to see how these ideas work in practice – and listen to the people who use these places to find out what’s working and what isn’t.

We want to know what you think about the trial - so please tell us below! Feedback will open until until 31 August 2021.

A decision about the next steps for these streets will be made in September, following feedback from the local community.


  • Take the short survey to tell us a bit more about how and when you use these streets (walk, cycle, drive, play) and what could be done to make them safer, more accessible and people friendly. 

    Take Survey
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