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Queen Street temporary changes to help people get around the city safely

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Monday 11 May 2020

During Alert Level 2 we are still required to play it safe and this means keeping a recommended distance of 2m in public. Some changes have been made to create a safe city centre environment. Here's what you need to know: 

Queen Street

Queen Street is a high pedestrian area and changes have been made to allow for physical distancing during Level 2. Extra space for people to walk, queue at local businesses, and spread out at key intersections has been created by using the outer traffic lane, on both sides of the road. This means that:

  • Local business picks up/loading zones are located in the street (adjacent to the existing parking bays). 
  • Local traffic can still access Queen Street to support business deliveries or pick ups, but through traffic is discouraged to prioritise the existing lanes for buses and businesses traffic
  • There are some restrictions in place in order to provide more space for people at intersections, including no exit from Fort Street to Queen Street, and buses only from Shortland Street to Customs Street travelling north. 

If you have any feedback or questions about the Queen Street emergency works let us know here

Quay Street

Quay Street is also be down to one lane, westbound, until further notice to allow for safe physical distancing for people using the street. More information about changes in Quay Street here.