Open Streets was first launched in Aotearoa in 2014 as “Ciclovia on Quay”. The event was delivered by Auckland Transport in partnership with Auckland Council and had strong support from the Waitemata Local Board. In 2015 the event was rebranded as Open Streets. The purpose of Open Streets is to open public spaces to other forms of transport beyond motorised vehicles, demonstrating a commitment to creating a greater balance in transport options city-wide. Open Streets demonstrates an awareness of the importance of “people/community first” in the development of Auckland’s transport infrastructure and creates a positive opportunity to engage with targeted communities. to engage with targeted communities.