S Shap­ing Auck­land

The City Cen­tre Draft Plan turns the ta­bles on our trans­port think­ing; pedes­tri­ans and cyclists are now King of the Road.

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1 Over the next thirty years 75% of res­i­den­tial hous­ing is to be built within ur­ban city lim­its, con­cen­trated mainly around new and ex­ist­ing pub­lic trans­port in­fra­struc­ture cor­ri­dors Euro­pean-style, low-rise, high den­sity hous­ing to be built within ex­ist­ing ur­ban ar­eas. Auck­land’s growth is to be re­stricted to a 75:25 split be­tween growth in ex­ist­ing core ur­ban ar­eas ver­sus growth in other ar­eas, in­clud­ing ru­ral satel­lite towns like Wark­worth and Pukekohe 2A

de­crease of 40% in green­house gas emis­sions by 2041, based on 1990 lev­els 3 Sec­ond har­bour cross­ing – a tolled two-stack tun­nel, with one level for road, one level for rail. If ap­proved, con­struc­tion com­menc­ing in the sec­ond decade and com­pleted in the third decade. It is likely that the rail­way will be com­pleted after the third decade. The pre­ferred cross­ing is the western op­tion, from near Cook Street across to be­tween Onewa Road and Es­monde Road of­framps 4At

peak travel times, 37% of trips to be non-car based

5Marine

mam­mal sanc­tu­ary on Auck­land’s west coast, cov­er­ing the habi­tat of the Maui dol­phin 6 A 300-me­tre-wide bridge over Grafton Gully con­nect­ing Auck­land Do­main with the city’s green spa­ces 7Two

new high schools and one pri­mary school to be built in the cen­tral city 8 Hob­son Street Ramp re­moval will open up the re­vamped Tepid Baths her­itage build­ing to the sky and will im­prove pedes­trian amenity 9 The new Vic­to­ria Street lin­ear park will de­crease traf­fic flows and ease pedes­trian move­ment 10 The green­ing of a Nel­son Street mo­tor­way of­framp over­pass sim­i­lar to the High Line in New York with a walk and cy­cle­way 11Every

new com­mer­cial build­ing in the city to have a green roof 12 Link­ing of parks and green spa­ces with tree cor­ri­dors – to be known as the Green Link 13Flood­lit

run­ning track in Auck­land Do­main 14Space

be­tween West­field Mall and Brit­o­mart Sta­tion turned into a square (re­moval of buses) 15 In­cen­tivi­sa­tion of de­vel­op­ment which achieves pos­i­tive and in­te­grated ur­ban de­vel­op­ment such as reduced ve­hi­cle use, im­proved amenity for chil­dren and reduced en­ergy de­mand 16 East/west stitch: Boule­vard­ing of parts of Queen Street at lunchtimes in the short term, and, in the longer term, pedes­tri­an­i­sa­tion of sig­nif­i­cant por­tions of Queen Street. Boule­vard­ing of Quay Street in the city in the short term; Boule­vard­ing of Fan­shawe Street in the longer term. Pedes­tri­an­i­sa­tion of High Street. More shared spa­ces (cars and pedes­tri­ans) through­out the city 17 North/south stitch: Hob­son and Nel­son streets over­hauled, with pedes­trian. cy­cle strips, wider pave­ments and clear views to the Waitem­ata Har­bour

Photo: Amos Chap­ple

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