Construction on the last three stages of the Wai Horotiu Queen Street Project – from Shortland Street to Mayoral Drive – will begin on 10 January 2022, Auckland Council reports. The later start date was agreed to give Queen Street retailers, hospitality, residents, visitors and shoppers an optimum Christmas and New Year trading period, unimpeded by construction. The main feature of the design continues to be substantially wider paths, giving walkers, bikers and scooter riders designated spaces to help ensure they co-exist safely.