25
September
2020

Jackson Street walking audit to gather community insights

Understanding the different experiences people have on Jackson Street is a critical part of the Auaha Evolving Spaces Jackson Street project.

Understanding the different experiences people have on Jackson Street is a critical part of the Auaha Evolving Spaces Jackson Street project.

The project team has been hard at work creating a walking audit to help those dining, shopping and visiting Jackson Street to capture what they see, feel and do during their visit.

All the data and photos collected from those that complete the walking audit can be used to help prioritise what changes might make the experience even more enjoyable for those that use the street.

Project co-lead Cyndi Christensen says that the experiences, insights and knowledge of regular users of Jackson Street will provide lots of rich data which will inform the co-design of temporary changes.

“Having an understanding of what the experience is like for a wide range of people now not only helps us in the co-design workshops but also gives us something to measure the impact of any changes we make.”

“Projects like this that use temporary changes to try out potential enhancements to a space need to be grounded in evidence, and what better evidence than the experiences of the people that use the space most often.”

The walking audit tool will be available for download or completed online and we encourage people visiting Jackson Street to share their ideas and get involved in the project.