Amid the stress, uncertainty, and disruption of the pandemic, the Level 4 lockdown changed how many people experienced their neighbourhoods and gave us an insight into a life where people, not cars, held dominion over the streets. Many people reported being pleasantly surprised by how much they enjoyed the safer, quieter streets, and the sense of community that these encouraged. What can we do to keep our street like this without lockdown conditions?
On 27 November, we hosted a panel discussion to launch the report in partnership with WSP New Zealand, with:
• Kathryn King, Portfolio Manager, Developing Regions, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
• Lillian Tahuri, Māori Responsiveness Programme Manager, Auckland Transport
• Dr Rowan Dixon, Principal Sustainability and Resilience, WSP New Zealand
• Holly Walker, Deputy Director and WSP Fellow, The Helen Clark Foundation (report author)