Network and connections
Future Streets was a defined project, and so there are neighbouring places that don’t share the same quality of infrastructure for people who want to walk or bike. More work is needed to connect the street and path improvements to other places where people go, like Māngere College, Māngere Bridge, Māngere East, and Middlemore. There are already some great links to Auckland Airport from Māngere emerging, and a lot of work is being planned.
An important part of a new infrastructure project is to make sure the quality of the changes is maintained over time. Some parts of the Future Streets infrastructure could be better maintained, such as the painted surface on the Community Trail, through the Town Centre car park, and in the cycle lanes.