Free all-day park­ing phased out

Auckland City Harbour News - - FRONT PAGE - STAFF REPORTER

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.

LAWRENCE SMITH/STUFF

Hep­burn St in Pon­sonby used to be free park­ing un­til a cou­ple of months ago.

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