Shared Space Looks Awesome
We can now get a glimpse of how the Shared Space concept works -and it is very pedestrian friendly and makes a complete difference.
It looks awesome.
The Darby St space cost $2.3m and it’s now functional. Imagine when more of the CBD looks like this:
Now the CBD’s Darby St is virtually finished as a shared space Lorne and Kitchener are next and work continues on the stage one of the Shared Space in Fort St.
The first stage of the $23m Fort St project, covering Fort Street (between Queen Street and Commerce Street), Jean Batten Place, Fort Lane and lower Shortland Street will be completed by August.
Around the corner from Darby, Elliot Street is now closed. That project doesn’t finish until early 2012.
It’s timely to see Darby St today looking so wonderful -when an Auckland Council committee is today considering a pedestrian-friendly masterplan for the city.
Opening details on April 15
PS Following some of the comments about no signage..
This is the sign showing today at the Q St entrance: