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there’s not that many people trav­el­ling on buses along there.’’

Auck­land Trans­port is al­ready propos­ing to re­move some car parks from side roads as part of the Do­min­ion Rd up­grades, he says.

‘‘Park­ing is the lifeblood for any re­tail shop. The fur­ther people have to walk, the less likely they are to stop.

‘‘You can un­der­stand it on some ar­te­rial roads where there’s no shops but not in a vil­lage like Do­min­ion Rd.’’

Mondo Travel Mt Eden manag- ing di­rec­tor Chris Ham­monds agrees.

‘‘It’d just force people to go to St Lukes which would be a great shame for this re­tail strip.’’

The avail­abil­ity of park­ing is be­ing slowly eroded in the area, he says.

‘‘I’m dis­ap­pointed be­cause we’ve been work­ing on this is­sue for years. We re­alise pub­lic trans­port is here to stay and we agreed to re­move a few car parks so buses could run along the road but it seems like the left hand and right hand aren’t talk­ing.’’

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