The High Street Pilot Project is working towards a more accessible High Street that works better for people.
Stellar Projects has been working with Auckland Council, Heart of the City and the High Street community facilitating the co-design and evaluation process that has seen businesses, residents, property owners and users help shape changes to trial in the street.
The project aims to make High Street a place where:
- people walking, riding bicycles, and using other mobility equipment can move more freely
- vehicle access is maintained for those that need to be there (e.g. deliveries, servicing to homes and businesses) and those with mobility requirements
- people can experience a vibrant environment, a great place to do business, and a unique place to call home.
During the lifecycle of this pilot, the distribution of street space has evolved to prioritise people, operations and street functions.
This improvement was recognised in June 2020 at the national Golden Foot Walking Awards where the project won the Placemaking Award recognising innovation and best practice.