Sydney are busy building light rail from the city to the South East with it due to open in 2019. The route takes light rail right down George St, where around 1km of the street will become a transit mall. The hoardings on the first two completed sections of George St have now come down, revealing the new, and vastly improved, street environment. These photos come from Tomorrow’s Sydney on Twitter.
Given this is the same as what’s proposed for Queen St in Auckland, I thought it would be useful to share the outcome. It’s worth noting that Queen St is also wider than George St, meaning we’ll have even more space for people.
That looks fantastic and would look great down Queen St too. To give you an idea of the scale of the change, this Google StreetView image shows what it was like before.
Here’s another angle if the completed works.
When do we start on Queen St in Auckland?