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.
Installation of stage 3 between Durham Lane and Victoria Street was completed in early May 2020.
These changes, tested by and with the community, will inform the longer term changes in the area.