Creating Safer Streets: Tyler Street

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Proposed Temporary Changes

The proposed plan is the outcome of the co-design process that took place between November and February. The proposed design includes a decked footpath extension and planter boxes.

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

Tyler Street should:

  • Embody the innovative and artistic character of the place
  • Be designed as a welcoming place for diversity, safety and accessibility for all
  • Contribute in creating a thriving ecology
  • Retain operational functionality

What we heard

Due to concerns from key stakeholders, regarding ongoing construction disruption in the area, the decision has been made to continue this project in a staged approach. We will only be implementing stage one under the Innovating Streets programme. The rest of the street can be considered separately at a later date following the evaluation of the first stage.

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 Tyler Street.

What this project is all about

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

The pilot project has the potential to transform Britomart's Tyler Street by trialing more space for pedestrians and by creating a more attractive environment for business owners, workers, residents, and visitors to enjoy. The pilot project works with users of the street to shape what these improvements will look like. The project will use tactical urbanism interventions to test different layout solutions and activities to bring the street to life.

The Britomart precinct has been developed into a dynamic and diverse area where pedestrian movement has been giving priority, and Tyler Street is the next section to be transformed. Tyler Street is a well-used thoroughfare and is home to popular food outlets and retail. It is a street with great attractions but shopfronts are often hidden behind parked vehicles along the street, and narrow footpaths result in people having to walk on the road.

Example of temporary streetscape changes using pot plants and planters.




Proposed Temporary Changes

The proposed plan is the outcome of the co-design process that took place between November and February. The proposed design includes a decked footpath extension and planter boxes.

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

Tyler Street should:

  • Embody the innovative and artistic character of the place
  • Be designed as a welcoming place for diversity, safety and accessibility for all
  • Contribute in creating a thriving ecology
  • Retain operational functionality

What we heard

Due to concerns from key stakeholders, regarding ongoing construction disruption in the area, the decision has been made to continue this project in a staged approach. We will only be implementing stage one under the Innovating Streets programme. The rest of the street can be considered separately at a later date following the evaluation of the first stage.

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 Tyler Street.

What this project is all about

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

The pilot project has the potential to transform Britomart's Tyler Street by trialing more space for pedestrians and by creating a more attractive environment for business owners, workers, residents, and visitors to enjoy. The pilot project works with users of the street to shape what these improvements will look like. The project will use tactical urbanism interventions to test different layout solutions and activities to bring the street to life.

The Britomart precinct has been developed into a dynamic and diverse area where pedestrian movement has been giving priority, and Tyler Street is the next section to be transformed. Tyler Street is a well-used thoroughfare and is home to popular food outlets and retail. It is a street with great attractions but shopfronts are often hidden behind parked vehicles along the street, and narrow footpaths result in people having to walk on the road.

Example of temporary streetscape changes using pot plants and planters.