Main Street in Manukau next to bus station gets streetscape upgrade
From Panuku Development Auckland:
Pedestrian-friendly main street for Manukau
The upgrade of Putney Way into a pedestrian-friendly main street for central Manukau starts next week. The upgrade will include a new single-level surface extending from the new bus station to the opposite pathway.
Native trees will be planted along both sides of the street to make up rain gardens that help to clean stormwater before it reaches our drains. New lighting will also be installed to create a stronger sense of safety for evening commuters and residents. A local group has been invited to design artwork for the light panels.
Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board Chair Lotu Fuli says it’s great to see changes in Manukau that benefit the community. “This type of street design is the first of its kind for central Manukau, improving the area for pedestrians and encouraging use of the new bus station, which sits at the heart of the south Auckland public transport network.”
The upgrade is being carried out by Auckland Transport on behalf of the city’s urban regeneration agency Panuku Development Auckland. Panuku Project Director Clive Fuhr says the upgrade of Putney Way is part of the overarching plan to transform Manukau into the thriving heart and soul for the south.
“This is the first of a series of projects for 2018 that will help rebalance the impact of roads, car parks and large buildings, making the area more people-friendly.”
Putney Way will be closed to vehicles for the duration of the upgrade which is expected to be completed by mid-2018. Sections of the northern pathway will also be closed to pedestrians, with way-finding signage to guide users.
Panuku Development Auckland is a council-controlled organisation established to deliver urban regeneration in Auckland. We work across multiple locations and scales – from large, long-term urban regeneration projects, to small projects on specific sites – to meet the needs of the city’s long-term growth, including the requirement for more affordable homes.
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This is the artist impression of what Putney Way will look like between the Manukau Bus Station and M Central across the road:
I believe this will be Manukau’s first shared space as well 🙂
Looking forward to it although we will need some activation on the ground floor of the existing buildings on the M Central side as they are a bit bleak at the moment.