Town centre promenade
A main promenade will run between the Tennyson Street entrance and the Wordsworth Street extension.
Pedestrians will enjoy a leisurely walk through landscaped gardens, comfortable seating areas, grassy ‘urban islands’, outdoor kids’ educational zones as well as a vege garden.
The promenade provides the transition between the town center/square and the reserve. This will be a highly attractive link for pedestrians and cyclists as they travel in to both of these areas.
The Promenade is intended to be used as a shared-space environment where pedestrians, cyclists and service or emergency motor vehicles can move at slow speed. Electronic bollards will be installed at either end of the promenade to ensure that only approved service and emergency vehicles can gain access.
In this type of environment, pedestrians and cyclists should not hinder the movement of vehicles and drivers are expected to be more accommodating of the movement of pedestrians and cyclists. Initially part of the promenade and laneways will be constructed with asphalt, with permanent decorative paving installed when later stages of building construction are completed.
Some proposed key features include:
- flexible spaces for sitting, play music, enjoying a coffee or reading
- the promenade will have variable width to encourage and accommodate a wide range of activities. There is a minimum width of 4m throughout, with additional paved zone adjacent to the town square and Te Ara Ātea Library and Community Centre.
Consultation has concluded