Keep on reading to learn about the project and see cool photos from the street. At the end of the story look for 'things to think about' - questions you could discuss with friends and family.
Hamilton Kirikiriroa Innovating Streets is all about trying different layouts of two city streets - Rostrevor Street and Ward street. Hamilton City Council are on a mission to figure out how they can make these streets much nicer and safer for people to walk, bike and play.
Hamilton City Council have given the streets a temporary makeover by closing the road to cars and opening them up for people - there’s some cool artwork on them and now, no cars! They’re now a ‘destination street’ - there will be cool art and awesome events that will show people that roads can be safe, fun and people-friendly and we need to make cities for people, not for cars.
The project will stay in place from April until the end of June, and will make the street safer for people with temporary changes and events and fun activities. The aim is to see more people walking, biking, scootering and skating and having fun on the roads.