REPORT DUE IN APRIL
Glenda Fryer says families are put off visiting Mt Eden because vehicles make it dangerous.
Those who drive up also bring antisocial behaviour, such as drinking, which is disrespectful to the mana of Maungawhau, she says.
Fryer is a member of Tupuna Maunga o Tamaki Makaurau Authority, known also as the Maunga Authority, which made the decision to support the car ban in principle.
A report on the cost of the ban will come back to the authority in April 2015.
Fryer, deputy chairwoman of Albert-Eden Local Board, says cars may be banned from the summit soon after but she says it depends on all issues around closing the road being resolved.
She says the authority wants the Mt Eden kiosk to be an information centre and cafe.
In 2011 Auckland Council began a shuttle service for people with limited mobility.
A drop off and parking zone was created opposite the kiosk along with a new bus-only road going up the cone.