Smarter Ways to Manage Parking

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Ngā Ara Kokoi hei Whakahaere Papawaka

Consultation on the draft Parking Policy closed at 5pm, 8 June 2020.

Thank you for your interest and to those who entered a submission, joined our webinars, commented on our social media posts, participated in our quick polls or spoke to us in person.

Your views and suggestions are valuable to us and will help form the final proposal to Council. All the feedback we have received will be provided to Councillors for their review before they deliberate the final proposal in August.

We received 441 submissions via the online form, plus 93 additional submissions by email and 6 submissions by post, hundreds of comments on our Facebook posts and responses to our quick polls. 51 people made an oral submission, 23 on behalf of a group or an organisation and the remainder as an individual. A more detailed breakdown of all submissions received will be provided in a summary report.



Ngā Ara Kokoi hei Whakahaere Papawaka

Consultation on the draft Parking Policy closed at 5pm, 8 June 2020.

Thank you for your interest and to those who entered a submission, joined our webinars, commented on our social media posts, participated in our quick polls or spoke to us in person.

Your views and suggestions are valuable to us and will help form the final proposal to Council. All the feedback we have received will be provided to Councillors for their review before they deliberate the final proposal in August.

We received 441 submissions via the online form, plus 93 additional submissions by email and 6 submissions by post, hundreds of comments on our Facebook posts and responses to our quick polls. 51 people made an oral submission, 23 on behalf of a group or an organisation and the remainder as an individual. A more detailed breakdown of all submissions received will be provided in a summary report.



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  • The results are in . . . Did you think key transport routes to and from the central city should have on-street parking removed at all times to prioritise the movement of traffic, safety, and prioritise public transport?

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    4 months ago

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on our final Quick Poll - should key transport routes to and from the central city have on-street parking removed at all times to prioritise the movement of traffic, safety and prioritise public transport? We appreciate all of the votes and discussion this question generated.

    At poll closure we received 179 votes, 71% said they think we should have on-street parking to and from key transport routes removed, and 29% said no.


    Among the feedback received on Facebook key themes were:

    • Keep pedestrian crossing a top priority

    • Spaces and parking for tradespeople are a priority and be available

    • Vehicles shouldn’t be parked on main roads as they slow the movement of people

    • Having buses that run on time will help move more people efficiently

    • Must make sure there are still parking spaces for those with mobility permits

    • Less cars parked on the street could mean less time buses get stuck in traffic

    Thank you for voting on our quick polls this last month. They are just one of the ways we are seeking your feedback on how we manage parking. Our formal consultation is now open, so please make sure to make a submission online or by post using a submission form available at your nearest local library.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on our final Quick Poll - should key transport routes to and from the central city have on-street parking removed at all times to prioritise the movement of traffic, safety and prioritise public transport? We appreciate all of the votes and discussion this question generated.

    At poll closure we received 179 votes, 71% said they think we should have on-street parking to and from key transport routes removed, and 29% said no.


    Among the feedback received on Facebook key themes were:

    • Keep pedestrian crossing a top priority

    • Spaces and parking for tradespeople are a priority and be available

    • Vehicles shouldn’t be parked on main roads as they slow the movement of people

    • Having buses that run on time will help move more people efficiently

    • Must make sure there are still parking spaces for those with mobility permits

    • Less cars parked on the street could mean less time buses get stuck in traffic

    Thank you for voting on our quick polls this last month. They are just one of the ways we are seeking your feedback on how we manage parking. Our formal consultation is now open, so please make sure to make a submission online or by post using a submission form available at your nearest local library.

  • The results are in. . .Did you think we should charge all commercial street space users (such as taxi stands, loading zones, private bus/coach parking and micro-mobility schemes) for parking?

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    4 months ago

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on charging all commercial street space uses (such as taxi stands, loading zones, private bus/coach parking and micro-mobility schemes) for parking. We appreciate all of the votes and different opinions discussed.

    At poll closure we received 124 votes, 54% said they think we should charge all commercial street space users for parking, and 46% said no.


    Among the feedback received on Facebook key themes were:

    • Private vehicles cause as much, if not more, congestion in the city

    • An efficient bus system will help get cars off the street and reduce congestion

    • People want to park easily in the city

    • Consider introducing a specific space for rideshare vehicles to stop to pick up customers

    • The fees of taxis may raise if they are charged for parking, or the taxi would continue to circle the block or stop in other parking bays causing more congestion and emissions.

    Please continue to vote on our quick polls! They are just one of the ways we will be seeking your feedback on how we manage parking. This is the last week before our formal public consultation opens on 16 March.

    If you have registered here you will receive an email to tell you when the consultation is open.


    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on charging all commercial street space uses (such as taxi stands, loading zones, private bus/coach parking and micro-mobility schemes) for parking. We appreciate all of the votes and different opinions discussed.

    At poll closure we received 124 votes, 54% said they think we should charge all commercial street space users for parking, and 46% said no.


    Among the feedback received on Facebook key themes were:

    • Private vehicles cause as much, if not more, congestion in the city

    • An efficient bus system will help get cars off the street and reduce congestion

    • People want to park easily in the city

    • Consider introducing a specific space for rideshare vehicles to stop to pick up customers

    • The fees of taxis may raise if they are charged for parking, or the taxi would continue to circle the block or stop in other parking bays causing more congestion and emissions.

    Please continue to vote on our quick polls! They are just one of the ways we will be seeking your feedback on how we manage parking. This is the last week before our formal public consultation opens on 16 March.

    If you have registered here you will receive an email to tell you when the consultation is open.


  • The results are in . . . To help manage demand and encourage fewer cars per household, did you think we should restrict eligibility for residents parking permits to only one permit per household with no off-street parking?

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    4 months ago


    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on managing demand and encouraging fewer cars per household by restricting eligibility for residents parking permits to only one permit per household with no off-street parking. It was great to see so much engagement on this topic.


    At poll closure we received 276 votes, 42% said they think we should restrict eligibility for only one residents parking permit per household with no off-street parking, and 58% said no.



    Among the feedback received on Facebook key themes were:

    • Reducing the amount of cars parked on the street would allow buses to move faster and provide a safer environment for people walking and cycling.

    • Some households have more than one car because people in the household start work at different times. If public transport started earlier in the morning multi car households might be able to reduce to one car, therefore reducing the number of permits they need.

    • Consideration needs to be given to shared housing situations such as flatting.

    • Off street parking spaces are often used for storage or rented out for commuter parking and the resident parks on the street. This takes up space that could be used by people who don't have off street parking.


    Please continue to vote on our quick polls! They are just one of the ways we will be seeking your feedback on how we manage parking. There are just a couple left before our formal public consultation opens on 16 March.

    If you have registered here you will receive an email to tell you when the consultation is open.


    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on managing demand and encouraging fewer cars per household by restricting eligibility for residents parking permits to only one permit per household with no off-street parking. It was great to see so much engagement on this topic.


    At poll closure we received 276 votes, 42% said they think we should restrict eligibility for only one residents parking permit per household with no off-street parking, and 58% said no.



    Among the feedback received on Facebook key themes were:

    • Reducing the amount of cars parked on the street would allow buses to move faster and provide a safer environment for people walking and cycling.

    • Some households have more than one car because people in the household start work at different times. If public transport started earlier in the morning multi car households might be able to reduce to one car, therefore reducing the number of permits they need.

    • Consideration needs to be given to shared housing situations such as flatting.

    • Off street parking spaces are often used for storage or rented out for commuter parking and the resident parks on the street. This takes up space that could be used by people who don't have off street parking.


    Please continue to vote on our quick polls! They are just one of the ways we will be seeking your feedback on how we manage parking. There are just a couple left before our formal public consultation opens on 16 March.

    If you have registered here you will receive an email to tell you when the consultation is open.

  • The results are in . . . Would you carpool to a sports field, pool or an event at a community centre if there was designated parking for those that carpool?

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    5 months ago

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on carpool parking at sports fields, pools or community centres. It is great to see your thoughts on the topic.

    At poll closure we received 50 votes, 62% said they would carpool to a sports field, pool or an event at a community centre if there was designated parking for those that carpool, and 38% said no.

    Among the feedback received on Facebook key themes were:

    • Support for public transport improvements to provide an alternative to driving a car

    • Holding matches/tournaments closer to where the teams are from to encourage...

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on carpool parking at sports fields, pools or community centres. It is great to see your thoughts on the topic.

    At poll closure we received 50 votes, 62% said they would carpool to a sports field, pool or an event at a community centre if there was designated parking for those that carpool, and 38% said no.

    Among the feedback received on Facebook key themes were:

    • Support for public transport improvements to provide an alternative to driving a car

    • Holding matches/tournaments closer to where the teams are from to encourage more active transport

    • Difficult to monitor and enforce

    • Carpooling is not always an option when people are doing multiple trips at different destinations on the same day

    As we work towards reducing the city’s carbon emissions, making better uses of road space, and moving more people using fewer vehicles, we want to consider any and all options that could help us do so. Carpooling is one course of action that could lead towards achieving goals the city is striving towards.

    Please continue to vote on our quick polls! They are just one of the ways we will be seeking your feedback on how we manage parking. There are just a couple left before our formal public consultation opens on 16 March.

    If you have registered you will receive an email to tell you when the consultation is open.


  • The results are in . . . Would you give up your car for a car share scheme?

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    5 months ago

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on considering selling your car and joining a car share scheme instead. We are glad we were able to get interesting feedback on this particular topic.

    At poll closure we received 117 votes, 51% said Yes to giving up their car for a car share scheme, and 49% said No.

    Among the feedback received on Facebook key themes were:

    • This would be a feasible option if there were more car share vehicles and car share parking spaces in the city fringe/suburban centres/outer suburbs

    • Car share options can/do save...

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on considering selling your car and joining a car share scheme instead. We are glad we were able to get interesting feedback on this particular topic.

    At poll closure we received 117 votes, 51% said Yes to giving up their car for a car share scheme, and 49% said No.

    Among the feedback received on Facebook key themes were:

    • This would be a feasible option if there were more car share vehicles and car share parking spaces in the city fringe/suburban centres/outer suburbs

    • Car share options can/do save major costs and extra car-owning responsibilities

    The cost data given to you came from estimates from the Automobile Association Dec 2018, and average scheme costs from the local car share companies. Car ownership costs vary due to many different factors (car size, fuel type, trip lengths, other personal situations, etc.), but we hope that the information provided was able to at least get you thinking about different driving options throughout and around the city.

    Please continue to vote on our quick polls! They are just one of the ways we will be seeking your feedback on how we manage parking. 16 March is when you will be able to have your say on our proposals through our formal public consultation.

    If you have registered here you will receive an email to tell you when the consultation is open.


  • The results are in . . . Would you be willing to move into a home that is in or close to the central city, but wouldn't have any spaces for parking?

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    5 months ago

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on moving into a home that is in or close to the central city, but wouldn’t have any spaces for parking. It was great to hear your thoughts on this particular topic. This week, the results were quite close!

    At poll closure we received 174 votes, 52% said Yes to moving without parking, and 48% said No.


    Among the feedback received on Facebook key themes were:

    • People would be willing to give up parking at their home if they could rely on another way to get in to...

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on moving into a home that is in or close to the central city, but wouldn’t have any spaces for parking. It was great to hear your thoughts on this particular topic. This week, the results were quite close!

    At poll closure we received 174 votes, 52% said Yes to moving without parking, and 48% said No.


    Among the feedback received on Facebook key themes were:

    • People would be willing to give up parking at their home if they could rely on another way to get in to the city
    • If there were other affordable transportation options, residents would consider giving up their car for an ideal home location
    • It may not work in some cases because there are jobs that require people to have a car and there aren’t as many suburb to suburb connections.


    Please continue to vote on our quick polls. They are just one of the ways we will be seeking your feedback on how we manage parking. In March we will be setting up in a number of suburban centres and in the city centre to talk to people about the proposals, so keep an eye out for us. You will also be able to have your say on our proposals through our formal public consultation.

    If you have registered here you will receive an email to tell you when the consultation is open.


  • The results are in . . . Did you think we should charge for on-street motorbike parking in CBD?

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    5 months ago

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on motorcycle parking. It’s great to see such a high level of interest and discussion about the use of our city streets for parking.

    At poll closure as of 8 am on Feb 3 we received 1661 number of votes, 93% said No to charging for motorcycle parking and 7% said Yes.

    Among the feedback received on social media key themes were:
    • the ease of travel by motorcycle compared to other forms of transport

    • motorcycles take up less street space for parking than cars

    • switching from a car to a...

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on motorcycle parking. It’s great to see such a high level of interest and discussion about the use of our city streets for parking.

    At poll closure as of 8 am on Feb 3 we received 1661 number of votes, 93% said No to charging for motorcycle parking and 7% said Yes.

    Among the feedback received on social media key themes were:
    • the ease of travel by motorcycle compared to other forms of transport

    • motorcycles take up less street space for parking than cars

    • switching from a car to a motorcycle will reduce congestion

    • the central city needs more motorcycle parking

    The draft parking policy will not be proposing any specific changes to day-to-day parking management. The aim is to provide a new framework to influence Council parking management decisions for at least the next decade, so your views on our quick polls are important. There are many competing demands for street space and the demand is highest in the central city. If we want an attractive, clean, and safe environment in which to walk, shop, dine and spend time then as the city grows we will need to make more room for other uses such as more public spaces for pedestrians, buses, bicycles and other forms of low carbon transport. This is likely to impact on how we travel and use parking spaces.

    Please continue to vote on our quick polls. They are just one of the ways we will be seeking your feedback on how we manage parking. In March we will be setting up in a number of suburban centres and in the city centre to talk to people about the proposals, so keep an eye out for us. You will also be able to have your say on our proposals through our formal public consultation.

    If you have registered here you will receive an email to tell you when the consultation is open.