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Minimum street widths

Minimum street widths

Variations in the width of city thoroughfares led to government intervention to get consistency. In 1867 the Municipal Corporations Act prescribed minimum widths for streets and alleys.

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Adrian Humphris, 'Streets and lighting - Street standards and planning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24479/minimum-street-widths (accessed 13 August 2020)

Story by Adrian Humphris, published 11 Mar 2010