- They are city squares surrounded by old buildings - Britomart tick
- They have lovely cafes and bars around them - Britomart tick
- They often have markets with fresh local produce - Britomart tick
- They don't have carparks in the middle of them - Britomart fail
- They have lots of people in them buying things from the shops around the square - Bitomart fail
- Their shops face inwards towards the square to create a destination - Britomart fail
Cars, cars and more cars - aaargh!
Oh look ... some more cars!
And the backs of buildings - It can't be that hard to add an entry, some signage and perhaps a window?
Why is Britomart not the city square of Auckland? Why is it not a destination where friends meet at the fountain for a days shopping or a night out? Why does it not have a great name to identify it (Britomart Square would do!) with signposts to lead the public into the space? Why is it so deserted that bicycle racks get vandelised? Who wants to sit at a cafe and watch the carpark, or the buses thunder by? (Hint: people like to watch people) Why oh why is Britomart inside out with a CARPARK in the middle of it?