Along with the new MIT campus there’s been another recent upgrade to Manukau in the form of a road and parking diet delivered to Davies Ave. I understand the local board pushed this plan along and was also intended to help encourage more people to Hayman Park. This is what the road used to look like from above.
And here are some photos of what it looks like now which were sent to me by Auckland Transport and taken by Doug Cole Photography
It looks like a big improvement however it didn’t come cheap as it cost $2.3 million. We do need a lot more of these types of interventions so quicker and cheaper temporary upgrades – like what was done in New York – are going to become quite important. I hope AT plan to do something to connect this to other pedestrian and cycle improvements in the area, otherwise it kind of seems like a shared path to nowhere.