OUR proposal to Auckland Transport AT – Innovating Streets for people

The Community-Led Design group is proposing an innovation at 254 Ponsonby Road to support Ponsonby Park whilst making Ponsonby Road safer, calmer and, more vibrant and fun!

Please support our proposal via the link below – and please add any other suggestions to the ‘My Social Point’ page.

https://letschat.mysocialpinpoint.com.au/ponsonby-road-innovating-streets-for-people/#/marker/48371/discuss

Key points

WHAT IS OUR INNOVATION?

  • A pedestrian crossing across Ponsonby Road
  • Add crossings on Tole & O’Neill St to complete…
  • Built-out bus stop that calms traffic by stopping on the road (as at 165 Ponsonby Rd)
  • Activate new space where the bus stop was for people with our feature ‘walk-in terrarium’
  • Additional activated edge delineating the corner of O’Neill Street
  • Beautification – “A hint of the Park” walk-in terrarium

WHY AT 254 PONSONBY ROAD?

  • Increase connectivity – Freemans Bay / Ponsonby
  • Trial of future access to Ponsonby Park
  • Activate a neglected street frontage
  • Provide a focal point to encourage people to this section of Ponsonby Road
  • School connection
  • de facto connection to the cycle-ways on Franklin via Pember Reeves St.
  • Ponsonby Park development symbiosis

OBJECTIVES OUR PROPOSAL WILL ACHIEVE

  • Creates a Safer Ponsonby Road for pedestrians
  • Speed reduction
  • Connectivity – Freemans Bay to Ponsonby
  • school route link
  • Enhance the streetscape
  • Create a meaningful pop-up (mini park)
  • Activate the area via the ‘walk-in terrarium’

This proposal will help our community to continue our important work promoting Ponsonby Park as a transformative social change. The Community-Led Design process is increasing and sustaining community collaboration and supports ongoing local engagement.

A version of our walk-in terrarium

Photo credit and project realisation by https://greenair.co.nz/

A safe mid-block pedestrian crossing point for vulnerable road users

Repurposing of bus stop space as an attractor space to charm and delight people.

Existing bus stop to be moved on to the road.
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