Improving public spaces is one of the four key outcomes of the Pōneke Promise and is informed by a methodology called Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, or CPTED for short.
As Urban Regeneration and Design Manager Dr. Farzad Zamani explains, it’s about more than just removing carparks to make the area look nice.
“There were some unique challenges in the area including the lack of visibility into the park past the parked cars, blind spots, narrow footpaths and lack of activation. Using CPTED principles, the new design addresses these issues by creating better sightlines to and from the park, slowing the traffic, and providing more pedestrian and outdoor dining space.”
The outdoor dining parklets are at Eva Beva, Swimsuit Cafe, Old Quarter and Dixon Street Deli – perfect for brunch in the sun or after-work drinks as the days get longer.