LandLAB have prepared a concept design for the Karangahape Road that re-distributes space to balance the evolving needs of pedestrians, cyclists and public transport at the heart of this urban and creative Precinct.
The design proposal introduces cycle lanes - as part of the Auckland Cycle Network - pedestrian priority and public realm amenity that reveals the its historical function as a ridge line pathway, meeting place and destination. A tactical urbanism methodology enables staged implementation in co-ordination with adjacent transport infrastructure projects. The strong place function of the Pitt - Queen Street block is reinforced with a slower speed, shared surface design strategy that will enable flexible occupation.
The project is currently out for consultation via Auckland Council. More information here; http://transportblog.co.nz/2016/10/17/enhancing-karangahape-rd-consultation/ https://www.bikeauckland.org.nz/k-road-pink-jewel-bike-crown/