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.
- Better integrate the area into the surrounding street network.
- Prioritize pedestrians.
- Create a distinctive public space.
- Create a space that supports businesses and residents and provides opportunities for a variety of activities.
- Provide a high-quality, attractive, and durable street that contributes to a sustainable and maintainable city center.
Keys to Success
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)