Archive for: Shared Space

New Westgate Square A Shared Space

New Westgate Square A Shared Space

The big $27m Auckland Council civic project at Westgate is a step closer. We’ve now been able to see developed designs for the new town square and library, designs...

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Shared Spaces Working

Shared Spaces Working

Auckland Transport has issued figures showing pedestrians are using Auckland’s new Shared Spaces and the concept is working. The Space concept has been introduced...

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Aotea Square RWC Fanzone, Occupy Tents Stay

Aotea Square RWC Fanzone, Occupy Tents Stay

Aotea Square is to become a liquor free  RWC Fan zone. This has been approved by the RWC Minister -and the Occupy Auckland tent protest which has been in the grass...

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Elliott Shared – Well, Almost

Elliott Shared – Well, Almost

Elliott St’s Shared Space was officially opened this afternoon- and it felt liberating. Tonight was a different story (more on that later).   This...

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I Fort The Cars & The Cars Won

I Fort The Cars & The Cars Won

Auckland motorists will face a real challenge with the Shared Space concept when stage one of Fort St opens shortly. Watching the cars travel down there as the work...

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New City Carpark Booming

New City Carpark Booming

Great to see the new Darby St carpark going so well. It’s been very popular today with motorists as it is most days. Nothing like sneaking around from Queen...

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Shared Elsewhere

Shared Elsewhere

Reader Daniel sent in some pictures of a Shared Space in London - Maiden Lane. On Google Maps you can see it has gone from this to this: Thanks Daniel for sharing...

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Auck’s New Car Park Space

Auck’s New Car Park Space

Take a look at Auckland’s new car parking haven. It’s the new Darby Street. Oh look – it’s just like the old Darby Street. After we all...

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Shared Spaces Are Halfway Houses

Shared Spaces Are Halfway Houses

The more I look at the Shared Spaces being developed around Auckland’s CBD, the more I am convinced the only way they will work effectively is if vehicles...

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Shared Space Looks Awesome

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...

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Christchurch’s Visionary Re-Build

Christchurch’s Visionary Re-Build

Those shell-shocked by the damage in quake-hit Christchurch need to dig out from the rubble, the inspiring report of a year ago by Danish urban designer Jan Gehl...

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Darby St Nearly Shared

Workers on the Auckland CBD Darby St Shared Space project predict it will be finished within 2 weeks. It will be great to see. The work is starting on the next one...

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How It’s Looking: CBD Shared Spaces

How It’s Looking: CBD Shared Spaces

The development of Shared Spaces in the Auckland CBD, where roads become very pedestrian friendly, are one of the best moves in recent years to acknowledge vehicles...

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Fort St Shared Space Starts

Fort St Shared Space Starts

Construction is well underway to create a Shared Space in Fort St in the CBD. This involves wider and better quality footpaths , vegetation and trees, a cleaner...

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Fort St Shared Space Underway

Fort St Shared Space Underway

The Fort St Shared Space project construction starts on Monday. The streets for upgrade are: Fort Street Fort Lane Jean Batten Place Gore and Commerce streets (between...

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Darby St Work Starts

Darby St Work Starts

Work began today developing the Shared Space at the inner city Darby Street, one of Auckland City’s early Shared Space projects. It will be completed early...

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Shared Space Update

Shared Space Update

With Aotea square re-opening in a few weeks, someone was asking what had happened to Auckland City’s much welcomed share space projects around the city. Auckland...

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Wellington CBD Slows Down

Wellington CBD Slows Down

Memo Auckland transport authorities: We need more speed restrictions in the Auckland CBD. Good on a Wellngton council committee for deciding to introduce more speed...

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Lorne St Changes Approved

Lorne St Changes Approved

Library area now I’m a big fan of Auckland City’s Shared Space project and it’s awesome to see the final tick off now given for the final concept...

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Manners Mall Buses By Xmas

Manners Mall Buses By Xmas

Work is ramping up now in Wellington’s inner-city Manners Mall this week and buses will be travelling through it by Christmas. The changes will enable buses...

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Manners Mall Buses Set To Return

Manners Mall Buses Set To Return

Work is starting on turning Wellington’s Manners Mall into a bus route now the legal challenges are cleared. Road safety work associated with the project begins...

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Darby St Shared Space Design Open For Feedback

Darby St Shared Space Design Open For Feedback

Now it’s Darby St’s turned for feedback about the plans for it to become a shared space. A draft concept design will be open for public consultation until April...

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$10.9m Lorne St Shared Space Details Unveiled

$10.9m Lorne St Shared Space Details Unveiled

I’m a big fan of Auckland City’s vision of inner city shared spaces but I worry a little that: a) so many millions are being spent on these nice to have when...

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Why Do So Many Good Auckland Ideas Get Parked?

Why Do So Many Good Auckland Ideas Get Parked?

Why does everything take so long in Auckland to make happen? While we observed Wellington seems to fire up ideas and make them happen, our officials prefer to drown...

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Auckland’s 1st Pedestrian Shared Space Gets Final Go-Ahead

Auckland’s 1st Pedestrian Shared Space Gets Final Go-Ahead

Auckland city’s first shared space, which gives priority to pedestrians, has just been given the final tick –and that’s great news. The council’s approved...

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