Timed parking dropped for Ferry Landing
A proposal for timed parking at the Ferry Landing Wharf and a section of The Esplanade towards Whitianga Wharf has been canned by the Mercury Bay Community Board.
Allan Tiplady, North District manager, said the decision was made following feedback on proposed timed parking for two sites, with 240 minutes for the Ferry Landing Wharf car park and 120 minutes for part of the Esplanade in Whitianga.
“The proposal came from concerns that vehicles were occupying the parking areas for long periods of time, sometimes over many days, preventing residents and visitors from using the parks closest to the ferry service and tourists boats for shorter term parking,”.
The feedback received was closely split between resident opposition and non-resident support, with an informal survey indicating a marked disagreement to timed parking from resident respondents.
From the feedback, the Mercury Bay Community Board has agreed to retain the status quo.
“We encourage people wanting to park their cars for long periods of time to use alternative carparks,” says Rekha Giri-percival, Board deputy chair.
“Meanwhile we’re asking staff to continue to look at how to manage car parking at these sites during peak times.”