A few days ago I was walking though the city and thinking of just how different the two neighbouring streets of O’Connell and High St’s are, so I grabbed a few quick photos.
So, here’s what O’Connell St looked like.
By comparison, this is what High St looked like.
I certainly know which one I’d rather walk and shop on.
The works by the council to upgrade Freyberg Square have resulted in O’Connell St being temporarily closed to cars. The council and businesses have responded by putting out tables and chairs for some temporary activation. As this photo by Kent the other day shows, it has been popular with people.
O’Connell St is closed to traffic for the next few weeks. Grab a beach chair. pic.twitter.com/a533qheTCA
— Kent Lundberg (@kentslundberg) January 16, 2017
Further, recently one of the longstanding opponents to upgrading High St has moved closed. As I said in the tweet, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate the plans for High St? If we don’t, the only iconic thing that High St will be left as being known for is being stuck in the past while the rest of the city moves on
One of the strongest opponents to upgrading High St has left, time to reevaluate the plans? pic.twitter.com/D9tCz48my8
— Greater Auckland (@TransportBlog) January 9, 2017