Creating a safe, healthy, people-friendly Grey Street

Streets for People is a NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi funded project promoting vibrant, people friendly streets and healthier lifestyles.

Using temporary interventions such as road art, planter boxes and pedestrian crossings, we’re encouraging drivers to slow down and make Grey Street a safer place and space for all to enjoy. The project encourages active modes of transport to get from A to B.

The installation has been delayed, but watch this space - we hope to start very soon!
  • Where

    Grey Street, from Childers Road roundabout to the pedestrian crossing by Alfred Cox skate park.

  • When

    Installation is planned to start on April 29, 2024.

  • Who

    This project is being delivered in partnership with Gisborne District Council, NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi and Tairāwhiti Adventure Trust.

  • Why

    This project aims to slow traffic, encourage active modes of transport and add vibrancy to Gisborne city.

Check out the proposed new features

What we're proposing for Grey Street

To the downtown section

  • Connect the cycleway to Alfred Cox Park
  • Kahutia Street intersection changes
  • Safety crossings
  • Planter boxes to slow traffic
  • Cycleway separators
  • Allocated safe ‘play on the way’ space

Grey Street from Childers Road roundabout to Kahutia Street

  • Pedestrian crossing and chicane
  • Convert car parks from angle parking to horizontal, to improve visibility
  • Courtesy crossing
  • Planter box separators
  • Play spaces

Thanks for all the valuable feedback so far, it's helped shape the future of this section of Grey Street.

Together with the community, business owners, designers and engineers we've worked to come up with these improvements.

Thanks for your feedback

9 January, 2024

Rory says:

Great to see more pedestrian friendly developments, as a pedestrian I find it difficult to access some parts of Central Gisborne.

3 January, 2024

Gillian Ward says:

Fabulous and awesome! GDC's Spatial Plan, linear park for Grey Street, connecting the city to the sea, coming to life! Active travel & fun!

12 December, 2023

Shiner says:

I don't love the idea of closing Kahutia St through route. It will just add to the traffic log jams on Childers Road.

12 December, 2023

Kauri says:

Love the bright colours, bring it on! More cycleways, less road space

11 December, 2023

ovetter says:

Love it. whole street should be shared slow bike/car. car parks need infrastructure to stop car doors/parking infringing the bike lanes

10 December, 2023

Monsta says:

What a load of manure!!! $350,000 would be better spent fixing potholes. Priorities in these tough times.

10 December, 2023

John says:

This is a stupid idea, leave the road as it is. It is one of the main roads to the beach and slowing the traffic down is a crazy idea.

9 December, 2023

Lois.Easton says:

Love it. Time to prioritise the people over the cars.

9 December, 2023

Lois says:

Love it. Time to prioritise the people over the cars.

9 December, 2023

Barrie says:

Re Grey St upgrade - The layout suggests a total mess let alone a waste of (presumably ratepayers) money.

9 December, 2023

Gizzy says:

Stop wasting money and sort our sewer problems out. We have bigger problems in our community that need fixing first

9 December, 2023

Ex Sydney Resident says:

I moved here from Sydney and can't get over how hard it is to walk places here.

Click on the dots to reveal proposed changes for Grey Street

Changes to Grey Street - Streets for People