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The Transport Agency is supporting the delivery of a number of live case study projects.

The showcases provided in this guide are completed projects from around the country that were undertaken prior to the Innovating Streets for People programme.

A lot was achieved and learned through the hard work of teams at councils and the support of local politicians and senior managers. Innovating Streets for People has taken the learnings and used them to inform this guide. For projects going forward, the Transport Agency has sought to partner with councils to help them through the planning, delivery and monitoring of Innovating Street projects, so that we can make it faster and easier to deliver these projects.

Councils have put forward projects by agreeing to be a formal case study. The Transport Agency will work through these projects, share the results through this website, and update the guidance with new knowledge and helpful tips.

In addition to the completed case studies, new ones being progressed currently are listed below.

If you would like to submit a project for consideration as a case study, please contact

Sale Street intersection

Auckland Council identified the Sale Street intersection as an opportunity for change in their early tactical urbanism work, and have worked with partners to address a series of issues.

Pt Chevalier Play Street

Point Chevalier School and Bike Pt Chev are proposing to run an all-day ‘play street’ outside the school gate on a Friday in Term 4, to demonstrate in a compelling way that there are many more appealing, engaging, and sustainable uses of that precious street space than the current car-dominated school drop-off. This event is supported and funded by the Albert Eden Local Board.

Safe School Streets

Auckland Transport are undertaking a programme of street improvements around selected schools through the Safe School Streets project.

City Centre laneway

Auckland Council is developing the Access for Everyone strategy, as part of its City Centre Masterplan refresh, which will support placemaking and deliver a more vibrant and pedestrian focused city centre.

New Plymouth case studies

New Plymouth District Council is progressing with two potential case studies as part of the programme. Making streets safer for children and developing their main street to support a thriving town centre.

Palmerston North Play Streets

Palmerston North is working on several innovations to advance safer streets and to enable a more active community.

Andrews Ave – Lower Hutt

Hutt City Council is activating Andrews Ave as part of their CBD development programme and in advance of the longer term RiverLink development.

Hutt City Play Streets

Healthy Families Lower Hutt and Hutt City Council are planning to transform some of their suburban street environments this spring and summer to encourage more walking, cycling, and play.