Time run­ning out on park­ing me­ters

Central Leader - - News -

Auck­lan­ders have one week left to have their say on the ex­tended on­street park­ing hours pro­posed by Auck­land City Coun­cil.

The pro­posal rec­om­mends ex­tend­ing pay and dis­play park­ing hours in the cen­tral city from 6pm to 10pm.

It is de­signed to as­sist re­tail, hos­pi­tal­ity and en­ter­tain­ment busi­nesses by im­prov­ing pub­lic ac­cess to on-street park­ing.

Park­ing in the city’s busiest streets would be avail­able at half the nor­mal tar­iff with no time re­stric­tion.

Coun­cil­lor and chair- man of the trans­port com­mit­tee Ken Bag­u­ley says the cur­rent hours mean city res­i­dents and work­ers are park­ing on the street, neg­a­tively af­fect­ing vis­i­tors to the area.

“We’re proac­tively en­cour­ag­ing in­ner city res­i­dents to park in off­street park­ing build­ings,” he says.

Feed­back from pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion will be re­ported to the trans­port com­mit­tee be­fore a de­ci­sion is made.

To have a say on the pro­posal visit www. auck­land­c­ity. govt. nz/ park­ing. Sub­mis­sions close on Oc­to­ber 16.

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