Around 80,000 people travel to the central city area on weekdays and around 19,000 people live there.
Walking is the main way people make short trips around the central city for work, education, shopping, meeting friends or eating out.
We’re planning small intersection changes on some streets to make it safer, quicker and easier to cross, and to get to and from the waterfront. These changes are likely to start happening later this year or in early 2021.
This is the start of making wider improvements that will help to create an accessible city for everyone, including people using wheelchairs, people with prams and small children, people with limited mobility and people who have visual impairment.
A better environment for walking will make the central city a safer and more pleasant place to spend time.
For now, we’re focusing on three main areas:
These are some of the busiest streets and intersections for pedestrians apart from the Golden Mile, and where people have to wait the longest to cross the road.
The intersection changes are likely to be a mix of:
31 Jul 2020
Early - mid 2020
Late 2020 - early 2021