Your say on city park­ing

The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: WAR­WICK SMITH/FAIR­FAX NZ

City park­ing op­tions are up for tweak­ing with the help of pub­lic feed­back.

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