What do you think about our park­ing?

Upper Hutt Leader - - FRONT PAGE -

Park­ing in Up­per Hutt has been in the news lately, so this week on Neigh­bourly, we thought we’d ask you about the city’s park­ing war­den and our park­ing sys­tem. We asked if you’d been stung by a ticket and what you thought about park­ing around our city?

BRIAN CHILDS, BROWN OWL

The sad part, is that coun­cils reap the re­wards (about 1/2 of the in­fringe­ment fee I be­lieve) from this tick­et­ing stream. Whilst park­ing in­fringe­ments can earn them $10 or $20, hunt­ing for ve­hi­cles with ex­pired WOF’s or reg­is­tra­tions is far more lu­cra­tive for the coun­cil.

I have to ques­tion: Is the coun­cil there to serve or are they polic­ing. Be­ing both (apart from truly park­ing in­fringe­ments) is un­ac­cept­able

TR­ISH HOUGHTON, TREN­THAM

We need a car park build­ing. Per­haps where the Up­per Hutt Health Cen­tre is. Look out if there is a funeral at Gee and Hick­ton’s, as there will be no free car parks. We are for­tu­nate (and unique!) in Up­per Hutt to not have park­ing me­ters, how­ever, if the Coun­cil is reap­ing the many $400,000 re­wards from park­ing in­fringe­ments, then where is this money go­ing?

Spend it on a car park build­ing­not your Wil­son Park­ing ei­ther.

But put it back into bet­ter roads, pedes­trian cross­ings and park­ing spa­ces - clearly sign posted and lines on the road, so you know if your car is in the proper space.

JOANNE KNAUF, TOTARA PARK

I think the park­ing war­den is re­ally good at her job

I to­tally un­der­stand that if you go to your car, and find you have a ticket wait­ing for you, it’s frus­trat­ing ... but we only have our­selves to blame for park­ing longer than al­lowed. We are SO lucky to have free park­ing in Up­per Hutt .. I re­ally don’t like go­ing to Lower Hutt where there are me­ters ev­ery­where!

So come on every­one let’s be thank­ful

RALPH POWER, PINEHAVEN

Give her a bike to ride the outer sub­urbs and ticket the foot­path park­ers. Three trucks parked on the foot­path on Lower Blue Moun­tains Rd, and one of them was a Traf­fic Man­age­ment ve­hi­cle, go fig­ure, it doesn’t take much to work out. Road for ve­hi­cles. Foot path for walk­ing.

This is a weekly prob­lem in this area and I guess in other sub­urbs but you never see the po­lice or coun­cil check these places out. The oldMOT Traf­fic used to pa­trol all the lo­cal streets, bring them back and take the pres­sure of the po­lice.

JOHN GROOME, EBDENTOWN

Is there any con­nec­tion be­tween

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WHAT YOU SAID

the per­sons who com­plain and the per­sons who park il­le­gally?

I would to love to see the Leader head­line ‘‘Park­ing War­dens Re­dun­dant’’

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