Consultation Results & Design Information

Our latest consultation conducted in September 2021 had over 460 responses and provided us with some important information to shape our thinking for Queen Street. You can read the consultation results report here.

The proposed transport changes were largely supported during consultation. These refinements have been made based on feedback from Aucklanders:

  • To move towards a people-focused street with no general traffic, there will be no general parking in Queen Street. It will change to 24/7 loading and servicing zones along the length of the project area with P30 mobility parking around the arts precinct.

  • The EVA will be implemented with 24/7 operating hours. The Essential Vehicles Area (EVA) between Wellesley and Wakefield Streets – with two lanes in each direction – is for buses, motorcycles, delivery and emergency vehicles, cyclists and scooters, but excludes private vehicles.

  • The proposed High St right-turn ban into Victoria St (part of the proposed design) will not proceed at this stage. Instead, a wider piece of work will be undertaken on a coordinated set of changes to better direct traffic away from Queen Street and around the city centre as envisaged by the A4E (Access for Everyone) strategy.

Design safety features of the multi-use path

Auckland Council has also engaged with experts in accessibility, placemaking and transport, as part of the Auckland Urban Design Panel peer review process, and with the local community to help ensure the multi-use path operates smoothly and safely.

Here are some of the features:

  • The multi-use path will be extended to end at Aotea Square.

  • Design improvements have been made to differentiate the footpath and the multi-use path. Colour grading and surface texture will define the bus platforms, pedestrian areas and the multi-use path which is for e-scooters, recreational cyclists and other slow-wheeled apparatus, removing these users from the pedestrian areas.

  • Key crossing points such as bus stops, loading zones and pedestrian crossings will have extra safety measures in place to ensure speeds are low, all users are more aware, and people exercise courteous behaviour. For example, planters will be placed to slow those on wheels and protect pedestrians. Crossing stripes, wayfinding markings and rough stone texture will provide further safety cues.

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