25 November 2022 marks a significant milestone in the life of Queen Street, as the upgrades from Mayoral Drive to Shortland Street are complete, and Aucklanders and visitors can experience a more people-friendly, green and spacious street.
We’re getting excited about the opening of our sparkling new Queen Street – from Mayoral Drive to Shortland Street – later next month. Here are 10 curious ‘Who knew?’ moments to help kick off some nostalgia for our glorious, and sometimes enigmatic, premier street.
By mid-November when an upgraded Queen Street opens, Aucklanders will discover the city centre’s new Waihorotiu path, an innovative multi-use path next to the road carriageway for people walking or travelling at a leisurely pace on wheels.
The way people move through Queen Street is set to change with the introduction of a new 'Essential Vehicle Area' zone
Construction will begin on 10 January 2022 on the last three stages of the Wai Horotiu Queen Street Project – from Shortland Street to Mayoral Drive.
It’s the coveted spot in New Zealand’s version of the Monopoly boardgame. It’s New Zealand’s premier street. It fires up the passion of Aucklanders. It’s a dynamic place. And the lower end of Queen Street is all shiny and new and ready for you to visit.
Auckland Council and Auckland Transport have unveiled their midtown programme, describing the area as: ‘a part of Auckland where our history, art and culture can be seen and heard.