Streets4Everyone in full swing!
Streets4Everyone is all about making our streets safer, more playful and celebrating Tamaki. As we trial some temporary changes, we want to keep you informed and involved, and we’d love to hear your feedback.
One of the changes we’ve introduced is a Play Trail developed with students from Point England School and Ruapotaka School on Anderson Ave and surrounding streets. Activities like hopscotch and a word jumble are making the daily walk to school a whole lot more fun for children from the two schools.
Temporary seats installed on Anderson Ave are also being well used by people as a rest stop partway through their trip.
Other changes include:
- A temporary detour is being added to the roundabout at Anderson Ave and Waddell Ave to reduce traﬃc speed in the area and make our roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians. A crossing zone for school children and pedestrians will make it easier to cross the road.
- An existing tree pit on Waddell Ave will be temporarily turned into a kerb extension with planter boxes. It will stop cars blocking access and make it easier for cars to get out of the street.
- Reflective mesh being installed around other tree pits to make them easier to see and painted roundabouts along Anderson Ave will highlight the journey from Maungarei (Mt Wellington), to the Tāmaki Estuary.
Part of the consultation process is collecting feedback during the trial, so we can hear peoples’ real life feedback and take that into account when thinking about possible permanent changes.