Let’s Get Wellington Moving is asking Wellingtonians to have their say on the detailed design of the Golden Mile to help revitalise areas of the city.
Public engagement on the Golden Mile, which includes the main retail and commercial strip from the Parliament end of Lambton Quay, along Willis and Manners Streets, to the entertainment hub of Courtenay Place, brings the project a step closer to revitalising the area.
Feedback opens today on the detailed design of the Golden Mile project and runs until 14 August.
Project Manager, Veronica Byrne, says that revitalising the Golden Mile is about ensuring that the Capital is a great place to live, work and play. Key to the project is creating people-focused spaces and changing the way we move around the city centre.
“With public engagement on the project now open, we are looking for feedback on various elements on how to bring in more vibrant and attractive spaces, improve public transport access and reliability, while reducing our reliance on private vehicles to get around the city centre,” says Veronica.
Feedback is being sought on:
- Streetscape designs
- Walking and people spaces
- Service and delivery vehicles – location of parking, proposed hours and permitted access
- Bus stops
- Cycle paths on Lambton Quay and Courtenay Place
- Taxis, rideshares and food delivery – location of pickup/ drop up spots on side roads, and proposed hours for the Courtenay Place service lane
- Location and number of mobility parks
- Safety, in particular those locations in our designs that might need special lighting.
“This is a change that Wellingtonians have told us they want – a more compact, liveable city that’s safe and easy to get around.
“Some key decisions have already been made, including removing private vehicle access and existing on-street parking, closing side street ends, and creating lanes for buses as well as for cycles and scooters.
“We’re now asking Wellingtonians to help us shape the details of the Golden Mile of the future,” she says.
The public is invited to have their say through a number of public events or to comment on our online interactive map, or to call or send an email so we can hear people’s views on this important city-shaping project. We’re also meeting one-to-one with a range of building owners, businesses and interest groups to get input on opportunities and changes that impact them.
Let’s Get Wellington Moving is also working closely with Mana Whenua on incorporating local culture and history into the Golden Mile.
For more information, or to have your say, go to www.lgwm.nz/goldenmile