Creating Safer Streets: Tyler Street

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Project Cancellation

A decision has reluctantly been made to end the Tyler Street project. This follows a series of co-design engagements with the business owners in the area to develop a design that would meet their requirements to retain on-street parking while also providing an improved pedestrian experience. Despite this, the key property owner in the precinct has unexpectedly withdrawn their support for the project amid concerns related to ongoing construction disruption and its effect on the precinct.






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 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.




Project Cancellation

A decision has reluctantly been made to end the Tyler Street project. This follows a series of co-design engagements with the business owners in the area to develop a design that would meet their requirements to retain on-street parking while also providing an improved pedestrian experience. Despite this, the key property owner in the precinct has unexpectedly withdrawn their support for the project amid concerns related to ongoing construction disruption and its effect on the precinct.






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 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.