Free all-day parking phased out
It will steadily become harder for workers commuting into Auckland’s CBD to find free all-day parking - with the roll out of more residential only parking zones.
St Marys Bay, Ponsonby and Freemans Bay were the first suburbs to evict workers looking for free parking in residential streets, installing 120 minute zones for everyone except permitholding residents.
Now Parnell, Grey Lynn and Grafton will have parking restrictions.
Home owners in city-fringe suburbs often have no off-street parking on their properties and have long complained they find it hard to park by their houses.
Mt Eden also has a residential parking zone (RPZ) between Mt Eden Rd and Dominion Rd, towards the city end.
The two-hour parking timerestriction in these areas applies from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.
Auckland Transport’s parking services manager John Strawbridge said city fringe residential streets were often overcrowded with commuters parking all day, meaning there was no room left for residents and their visitors.
A public open day to discuss the proposal will be held on Saturday 15 July, 9am-1pm, at the Domain Lodge Hall, 1 Boyle Street, Grafton. The full proposal can be found on AT’s website.
Hepburn St in Ponsonby used to be free parking until a couple of months ago.