The Dunedin City Council will be closing the space in front of the Railway Station to vehicles as part of a short trial this week. For some time, DCC has received feedback on the impact of parked buses and vehicles on the Railway Station’s appearance. Creating a pedestrian space in front of the Railway Station will improve safety and give locals and tourists better views of one of the city’s best loved buildings.
The trial will run from Thursday 25 January to Sunday 28 January (inclusive). The area will be open again on Monday, 29 January.
For the trial, bus parks will be relocated at either end of the station on Anzac Avenue and SH1. On Anzac Avenue, 10 car parks will be used for bus parking during the trial, but any permanent closure would maintain the number of on-street car parks. On SH1 south of the Railway Station, five car parks will be used for bus parking. The DCC will consider using this area for bus parking if a permanent closure goes ahead. Mobility parking will remain next to the ramp outside the station, with access from the south end, and cyclists will still be able to ride through.
DCC is keen to hear feedback on the trial. An online form can be completed at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/council-online/online-forms/railway-station-access-changes-feedback