We're shifting the City Centre from a place people 'go through' to a place people 'go to', by changing the way City Centre streets are used.
Local traffic zones will help prioritise business, residents and visitors to the area. Unless necessary, private vehicles will be encouraged to enter and exit the City Centre from its edges and avoid going through the city.
Find out more about how these changes are contributing to Access for Everyone.
Download the City Centre recommended driving routes map (PDF 773KB)
From now to late 2023/early 2024, Victoria Street will be closed between Federal Street and Elliot Street. Please use SH1, Customs Street or Mayoral Drive for east-west journeys.
This closure is to support the Te Hā Noa Victoria Street Project and the City Rail Link.
From now to early 2025, Albert Street will be closed between Wyndham Street and Wellesley Street. Please use Hobson Street or Nelson Street for north-south journeys.
This closure is to support the City Rail Link construction.
Queen Street between Wellesley Street and Wakefield Street is now an Essential Vehicles Area (EVA). This means that only public transport buses and goods vehicles are allowed to drive on this section of Queen Street. The section is now closed to private vehicles, taxis and car share services.
The EVA applies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you enter the EVA with an unauthorised vehicle, you'll receive a $150 infringement fee.
Learn more about the Queen Street changes.
You can now find and book shared cars, scooters and bikes in the AT Mobile app. Just select the toggle icon in the bottom right corner of the home screen and select your preferred mode.
Recommended driving routes to the City Centre