24 Nov 2022

Queen St gets more space for foot traffic before Christmas rush

From Checkpoint, 6:07 pm on 24 November 2022

It's just in time for the Christmas shopping splurge - a facelift for one of Aucklands' busiest and most maligned retail strips.

Today saw the official opening of a long-awaited facelift for one of Queen Street's busiest stretches, with hopes it will help revive the ailing city centre.

Converting a car lane into an extended footpath, Auckland Council aims to see more feet on the ground.

Felix Walton and Nick Monro put it to the test.