It will steadily become harder for workers commuting into Auckland’s CBD to find free allday 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, installing 120 minute zones for everyone except permit-holding residents. Now Parnell, Grey Lynn and Grafton will have parking restrictions. Mt Eden also has a residential parking zone between Mt Eden Rd and Dominion Rd, towards the city end. The twohour parking time-restriction 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. Residents within the RPZ would be able to apply for permits at a cost $70 per year or one-day coupons for $5.