Queen Street Boulevard ?
There is currently talk in the ivory tower of pedestrianising our premier street and it may just remain that – talk. Auckland’s love affair with the motor car is legendary but we believe that things can change and will change. The rising cost of fuel, improved public transport options and the realisation that people spend money where they can relax, linger and be surrounded by a pleasant environment will push cars out and bring people in. Queen Street has all the potential to become our premier boulevard with light rail/buses transporting us to where we want to be, cafes/restaurants spilling out into the street, a sculpture walk with pride of place amongst flower beds, weekend markets and festivals. We propose that the Auckland Council closes the street off for the weekend so that people can experience the wonder of a pedestrianised environment and we are confident that people and retailers alike will love it. With little effort Queen Street could regain it’s sparkle.