You wouldn't be able to drive along any of the Golden Mile and there would be two bus lanes in each direction on Courtenay Place and on most of Lambton Quay.
We’re proposing to consolidate bus stops to improve bus reliability and to increase space at and around bus stops, with no more than a five-minute walk to a bus stop for someone walking at an average speed.
This means buses would be able to move along the Golden Mile quicker and would be able to pass each other easily.
With fewer vehicles on the road, and turning into side streets, it would be safer for people walking and on bikes. It would also be less crowded on the footpath - this proposal converts carparks to footpath, relocating loading zones and taxi parks to side streets, providing up to 30% more footpath space. There would also be more space for people to sit, spend time, or access businesses by repurposing the ends of closed side streets.
To see this concept come to life on the Golden Mile would cost around the same as concept one.
As with all concepts, emergency services would still be able to access the Golden Mile.