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We’re making our streets and public spaces safer and more enjoyable to spend time in, through Auaha Evolving Spaces.

Knights Road Connection Project

This project aims to make the journey along Knights Road safer and more people-friendly regardless of your choice of transport.

What's been happening

Trial layout confirmed

The Auaha Evolving Spaces team is excited that the road layout for the first trial of a temporary pathway has been confirmed. Getting to the final trial design has been a balancing act. We've been working to ensure that the design reflects the needs and considerations of the different groups of people that use Knights Road while still being temporary (i.e. can be removed and adapted if needed), safe and meeting all the usual regulations for road layouts.

There are some elements that we are unable to trial in a temporary way, an example of this is testing different road surfaces to make them more friendly for some groups of road users like scooter riders. We will be factoring things like this into to our future planning and feedback processes.

The trial will include:

  • Two temporary lanes for cycling, scooting and other active transport modes
  • Speed cushions and signage to encourage slower speeds around the Waterloo intersection
  • Reduced parking on the south side of Knights Road
  • Median strip to allow for turning vehicles into streets and driveways.
What's happening next

Installation of the trial layout to start mid-February

Now that the trial design is confirmed we have locked in dates for installation. Installation between Waterloo Station and Willoughby Street is scheduled for 14-18 February, weather permitting. The following week has been pencilled in as a rain allowance.

The teams doing the installation are aiming to minimise disruption while they work, we apologise for any inconvenience while they complete the installation.
 

During the trial

Your feedback is vital for success

Once the trial has been installed a whole new phase of engagement will start. The main reason for doing a temporary trial is to hear from the people that use the space on how the new design has changed their experience. Getting feedback on what it is like to use the new layout is vital for success. 

To make it easy for you to provide your feedback we'll be making available hard copy feedback forms, online feedback tools as well as running face to face workshops and pop-in sessions. We'll also be working with the local schools and community groups to ensure they have an opportunity to share their experiences. If there is another way you'd like to provide your feedback get in touch.

The feedback we receive from this temporary trial will help determine next steps. The options include a trial down a longer section of Knights Road, adapting the design of the existing trial or removing it all together.

We'll be back in touch with details about all the ways you can feedback as well as workshop dates later in February. 

Get Involved

Projects like the Knights Road Connection rely on members of the community, like you, to spread the word to make sure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to have their say on what Knights Road could look like.

Please tell your neighbours, friends and whānau about the project, follow our Facebook page for news updates and have your say on our Project Page.

https://www.facebook.com/auahaevolvingspaces
https://www.instagram.com/auahaevolvingspaces/
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