A unique new town is currently being planned in England, to be built next year.
It will be entirely pedestrianised. On its perimeters will be a vast underground car park.
All of its streets plus the CBD will as said, be pedestrianised, thus no footpaths or kerbs are necessary. That is the future.
New Zealanders are well travelled and will be aware that pedestrianisation is occurring everywhere, but especially in European cities.
I’ve campaigned for years on this and finally, and unsurprisingly, the Auckland CBD is acting.
Wellington’s Lambton Quay cries out for it, but decades of mediocre do‑nothing Councils shy from acting.