COVID-19 has changed how we see our communities and use our streets.
The New Zealand lockdown has shown that lower levels of air pollution, more people using active transport, greater social cohesion and less people dying on our roads are all achievable goals.
The lockdown has also challenged the idea that streets are designed for vehicles. We noticed that a number of our communities have seen their streets in a different light and transformed them into hubs of interaction, recreation, art and play, extending their community space beyond the footpath. As we have walked, ridden and accessed those areas normally reserved for cars, has it provided us with the impetus to review how we plan these areas?
Please complete this short survey(external link) and tell us how the lockdown has changed your perception of streets and how you want them to look when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Feedback is invited until 31 May 2020.