Campervans clog streets, hog residential parking
Auckland residents are fed up with campervans blocking their streets and fear the city’s housing crisis is making the matter worse.
Tom McVeigh said campervans parked on the road side were ‘‘an accident waiting to happen’’.
He wants bylaws introduced that would ban the practice. A campervan had been parked across the road from his house on Taranaki Rd for several months and caused headaches for after school commuters in particular, he said.
‘‘There were some real interesting times when the school buses came through and traffic was held up as the roads are just too narrow,’’ McVeigh said.
Orakei resident Viv Small said she had two campervans clogging her street, taking up enough space for several cars. After calling the
‘‘My flatmates had to park miles away from my house when they got home from work’’ Viv Small, Orakei resident
council, the campervans moved on, Small said.
‘‘Aside from being an annoying eyesore, my flatmates had to park miles away from my house when they got home from work because there was no space,’’ she said.
Auckland Transport’s (AT) code of practice said if residents had concerns about on-street parking, they could request AT to investigate. Traffic engineers would assess the road and could recommend changes.
There are roughly 4,500 registered campervans on Auckland roads, the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association said.