Places for People project: A Successful Installation

The Places for People project team warmly welcome you to enjoy the new community spaces on Bow Street, one outside Ali’s and LJ Hooker, the other outside Wyld and Trade Aid.

The parklets were installed in a number of days, along with the new road markings, street art and implementation of angle parking. Big thanks to Dallas Mihinui and team who worked through the night to get the painted road art completed, which aims at providing a safer crossing environment for pedestrians.

Work has been completed on the parklets this week with finishing touches being put into mobility access and safety by the end of the week. 

Thanks to our Mayor, Allan Sanson and his wife Trisha for joining the team on Friday, July 2, for the opening and a street celebration.  A small group cycled up and parked their bikes to join the opening. 

It takes a while to get used to something new and we thank you all for your patience and interest.  It’s been great seeing the community using these new spaces and watching traffic flow smoothly through the roundabout.  We encourage you to try cycling into town and pulling into the bike stands on the parklet, meet friends and enjoy a coffee whilst the kids hang out on the deck or just sit and watch the world go by.  

Feedback Welcomed

You now have the opportunity to provide feedback to help shape how we move forward. The trial period for the parklets will run through until December 2021. We will then evaluate the success of the project.  If the feedback is positive the trial will continue until March 2022. As always, your feedback is important to us and the project – we are keen to hear of your experiences and suggestions.

Feedback open:  8th – 31st July

Pick up a form from the Raglan Library

Fill out the form online

The Places for People Project has been made possible thanks to funding from the central government, through Waka Kotahi’s (NZTA) Innovating Streets fund.

If you have any questions please contact the project team or a member of the Community Board directly.  You can do that by phone or email. Visit the RCB website www.raglancommunityboard.co.nz for project details, updates and contact information. 

We look forward to getting your input into this project.

Dennis Amoore

Mobile: 027 825 5807

Email: deamoore@farmside.co.nz

Lisa Thomson

Mobile: 021 179 8256

Email: lisa.thomson@waidc.govt.nz