Streets Alive - Shaping Gore's Future

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Streets Alive trials roll out completed

After months of talking to the community and planning, the Streets Alive trials have been rolled out.

The series of initiatives are aimed at making Gore’s streets safer, more accessible, and people-friendly. We will trial the initiatives for three months.

Some of the adjustments to our roads may impact on how you get around, while other initiatives to make our spaces more enjoyable. We’re talking about things like street art, a play trail, and wayfinding signage.

You can download maps and details about the various initiatives from this page. Please also read our FAQs. The key points to remember are:

  • The trials are only for three months, after which everything will be removed from the streets
  • The planters are to trial where a permanent solution, such as a bulbous kerb, might work
  • Community feedback during and at the end of the trials will influence what initiatives the Council considers to become permanent

We need your feedback

It’s really important we get your feedback on these temporary changes so we know what works well, where things could be better, or what didn’t work at all.

So make the most of Streets Alive. Be open to the opportunity of doing things a little differently for a while and future possibilities.

Join the conversation by going to our forum.

Take the first of two surveys. There will be one when all the trials have been rolled out, and another at the end of three months.


What is Streets Alive all about

Streets Alive is a community-driven project to create a future vision for Gore.

It's your opportunity to dream big about improvements and outcomes you want for your town.

The Council was successful in attracting $900,000 of central government funding from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s innovating streets fund to undertake the Streets Alive project. We are contributing $100,000.



Themes

Six themes came out of the feedback we received last year. The themes and associated initiatives we are trialling are:

• Creative street spaces – the street art around the town has added vibrancy to the town and created a popular walking trail.

• Signage and wayfinding - new directional and informational signage will be placed around Gore. There will also be information created about existing and new trails

• A pedestrian friendly place - working with Irk Street businesses, the team has come up with a concept to create people-friendly spaces (parklets), café style seating and landscaping to slow and reduce traffic. The road will remain two way

• Improvements to ease congestion and enhance safety - many of the initiatives are geared towards reducing congestion and speed, so streets are safer for all road users. There will be median strips on some roads, new temporary roundabouts and pocket parks

• Safer road crossings - there will be 45 courtesy crossings, creating better opportunities for people to cross Gore wide, busy streets safer

• Connecting spaces and places to improve access for everyone - there will be tracks created through greenspaces to link through to safe crossings on the street


Streets Alive trials roll out completed

After months of talking to the community and planning, the Streets Alive trials have been rolled out.

The series of initiatives are aimed at making Gore’s streets safer, more accessible, and people-friendly. We will trial the initiatives for three months.

Some of the adjustments to our roads may impact on how you get around, while other initiatives to make our spaces more enjoyable. We’re talking about things like street art, a play trail, and wayfinding signage.

You can download maps and details about the various initiatives from this page. Please also read our FAQs. The key points to remember are:

  • The trials are only for three months, after which everything will be removed from the streets
  • The planters are to trial where a permanent solution, such as a bulbous kerb, might work
  • Community feedback during and at the end of the trials will influence what initiatives the Council considers to become permanent

We need your feedback

It’s really important we get your feedback on these temporary changes so we know what works well, where things could be better, or what didn’t work at all.

So make the most of Streets Alive. Be open to the opportunity of doing things a little differently for a while and future possibilities.

Join the conversation by going to our forum.

Take the first of two surveys. There will be one when all the trials have been rolled out, and another at the end of three months.


What is Streets Alive all about

Streets Alive is a community-driven project to create a future vision for Gore.

It's your opportunity to dream big about improvements and outcomes you want for your town.

The Council was successful in attracting $900,000 of central government funding from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s innovating streets fund to undertake the Streets Alive project. We are contributing $100,000.



Themes

Six themes came out of the feedback we received last year. The themes and associated initiatives we are trialling are:

• Creative street spaces – the street art around the town has added vibrancy to the town and created a popular walking trail.

• Signage and wayfinding - new directional and informational signage will be placed around Gore. There will also be information created about existing and new trails

• A pedestrian friendly place - working with Irk Street businesses, the team has come up with a concept to create people-friendly spaces (parklets), café style seating and landscaping to slow and reduce traffic. The road will remain two way

• Improvements to ease congestion and enhance safety - many of the initiatives are geared towards reducing congestion and speed, so streets are safer for all road users. There will be median strips on some roads, new temporary roundabouts and pocket parks

• Safer road crossings - there will be 45 courtesy crossings, creating better opportunities for people to cross Gore wide, busy streets safer

• Connecting spaces and places to improve access for everyone - there will be tracks created through greenspaces to link through to safe crossings on the street


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  • Streets Alive Trials - We Want Your Feedback

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    We want to thank those who have provided us with feedback on this forum. It is now closed. A reminder our survey also closes tomorrow.  There will be opportunities for more feedback in June.  

    Streets Alive trials are being rolled out throughout Gore in March. The trials will be in place for three months.

    It’s really important we get your feedback on the trial initiatives. This will play a big part in whether they become permanent. 

    When the trials finish, we’ll consider community feedback and data we’ve gathered to decide whether a trial initiative becomes permanent. Any proposals to make changes permanent will need Council approval. From there we will determine whether any additional Council funding is required to make a change permanent if that is the agreed course of action. 

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  • Creative street spaces

    8 months ago
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    Creative street spaces (art, seating, planting, fountains, lighting) is one of the six themes that has emerged from our conversations with people so far.


    This project is an opportunity to inject more creativity into our streetscapes to increase the town’s vibrancy. We'd love to hear your thoughts about this.

    • What creative opportunities do you see for our streetscapes?
    • What activities would you like there to be on our streets? Where and why?


      

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  • Improvements to ease congestion and improve safety outcomes

    8 months ago
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    There are places in our town where we could make improvements to our roads that help ease congestion and would make the roads safer for everyone.

    • Where around town do you think there are issues with congestion?
    • Where around Gore do you have concerns about safety?

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  • Opportunities for safer crossings

    8 months ago
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    Gore traditionally has wide-streets and this can sometimes hinder people crossing safely. We all want to be able to cross the roads safely and want our children to be safe going to school. 


    • What are your experiences crossing Gore’s streets?
    • Where would you like there to be more crossing opportunities and why?



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  • Pedestrianised hub

    8 months ago
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    A pedestrianised area can provide a central community space that is a safe, friendly environment for all people to move around in and interact with each other.

    • Where do you see the opportunities to develop a pedestrianised area in Gore?
    • What would you like there to be in this space? How would it add to the feel of town?


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  • Connecting spaces and places to improve access for everybody

    8 months ago
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    Our early feedback indicates that Gore residents love connecting with others, the ability to readily access facilities and the outdoors. We are exploring whether there are opportunities for better cycling and walking links across our town.

    • What are your experiences travelling around Gore to access parks, facilities, outdoor spaces, and visit friends or family?
    • Do you think there are opportunities for better cycling and walking connections across Gore?


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  • Signage and wayfinding

    8 months ago
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    This is a theme that came through quite strongly in our community workshops. We want to explore it further.

    • Do you think it is easy for people to find their way around Gore? If not, why not?
    • If additional signage is considered, what kind of signage would it be? What town features would you highlight and how?


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