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Location: Auckland CBD, New Zealand
Population: 1.4 million
Metro: 1.5 million
Context: Mixed-Use (Residential/Commercial)
Right-of-Way: 19–20 m
Size: Area in and around Fort Street
Cost: 23 million NZD (16 million USD)
Funding: CBD Targeted Rate
Project Sponsors: Manager, CBD Projects, Auckland City Council
Speed: N/A – No posted speed
The transformation of Fort Street into a shared street resulted in a 54% increase in pedestrian volumes and a 47% increase in consumer spending.
Fort Street showcases how shared streets can turn a district into a destination, increasing visitors for shopping and other activities. It is one of several new shared spaces implemented in Auckland’s Central Business District in recent years to enhance pedestrian connectivity and provide a high-quality public realm.
Collaboration with key stakeholders.
Monitoring and evaluating the project before and after implementation in order to communicate its impacts.
Testing design variations.
Auckland Council, Auckland Transport
Local business owners and operators
Citizen Associations and Unions
Designers and Engineers
Boffa Miskell, Jawa Structures, TPC (traffic engineering), LDP (lighting)
Removal of any demarcation between pedestrians and vehicles such as curbs and bollards.
Extended areas for open-air activities.
Pedestrians can use the entire right-of-way.
Accessible routes along building lines for the visually impaired.
Removal of all parking spaces.
Restricted loading times.
Street furniture and landscaping.
June 2009–April 2013
Adapted by Global Street Design Guide published by Island Press.