23 June 2020
Henderson and Takapuna receive funding for people-friendly streets
Two Panuku neighbourhoods will receive funding from the government’s Innovating Streets for People programme led by Waka Kotahi the NZ Transport Agency.
Projects in Henderson and Takapuna have been confirmed as part of this programme to create safer, more people-friendly places across our region. This funding means we can test and improve connections while working alongside local communities to make more room for people to move around safely.
Ratanui Link, Henderson
This proposal pilots a pop-up walking and cycling link and improved access to Henderson Train Station. This will be tested by reallocating some street space in Henderson's town centre to make more space for people, all designed through a collaborative process with local stakeholders and businesses. As well as improving walking and cycling safety, the project also aims to make it more enjoyable for people living close to the town centre.
Huron and Northcroft streetscape improvements, Takapuna
This proposal aims to work with the local community to co-design a series of temporary interventions to support better walking connections from the new multi-story Gasometer car park building, due for completion in October 2020 to Takapuna’s retail core. It will build directly on previous and current tactical urbanism initiatives in Takapuna and will permit adjoining businesses to explore activating their street frontage, widening footpaths and providing safer crossings. The learnings will be used to inform a future permanent upgrade.
Find out more about the other council projects being funded by the Innovating Streets for People programme.