Your say on city parking
Proposed changes to city parking have been released for public consultation.
Recommendations include introducing time limits to streets in the Pak ’n Save, Plaza and IRD area to prevent commuters taking up all the parking spaces and leaving no on-street parking for local residents and their visitors.
The plan also proposes extending existing time limits in the wider hospital area to address heavy on-street parking demand. Residents can apply for a permit to park on the street without having to comply with the time restrictions.
There is also a proposal to reduce street parking fees for meters along King, Linton, Walding and Cuba St.
The plan proposes trialling one hour’s free parking in metered spaces within the King Street Car Park. It also recommends considering alternative uses for the off-street carparks in Ngata and Amesbury St and reviewing the number of mobility parks and loading zones. Two parking initiatives designed to make it easier and more appealing for people to spend longer in the CBD are already being trialled. Until the end of April, CBD parking on Saturday mornings is free until 11am, and time limits in metered spaces have been extended from two hours to three until the end of June.
Feedback on the plan, available at pncc.govt.nz/parking, and the two parking trials, is open until April 19.
City parking options are up for tweaking with the help of public feedback.