Mobility Parking Spaces Survey

It is important that all people with disabilities, particularly those that are not able to use public or active transport, can easily access services, educational venues, events and recreational facilities in Wellington. This means we need enough mobility parking spaces in business and entertainment areas and near sports and recreational venues.

There are 129 Wellington City Council on and off-street mobility parking spaces, in addition to the 60 spaces in the central city area. These parking spaces are at Council venues such as the Regional Aquatic Centre, Freyberg pool, Tawa pool plus mobility parking spaces at the car parks for other Wellington City Council venues such as Zealandia and the zoo.

We want to regularly monitor the Council's mobility parking spaces to ensure they are fit for purpose and in the preferred locations. We also want your views on whether there are other locations in Wellington city where access could be improved by adding mobility parking spaces.

The Council has completed a technical review of the central city area on-street mobility parking spaces and conducted a survey of mobility parking space use. A report of our findings from these surveys will be completed in the coming months. The Council will develop a schedule of improvements using the information gathered from the review, feedback from users via drop-in events and the feedback from the online survey. Feedback provided on this site will help us to regularly monitor whether the Council's mobility parking spaces are fit for purpose.

Click through the tabs below to explore the different feedback options to help you provide us with your thoughts.


It is important that all people with disabilities, particularly those that are not able to use public or active transport, can easily access services, educational venues, events and recreational facilities in Wellington. This means we need enough mobility parking spaces in business and entertainment areas and near sports and recreational venues.

There are 129 Wellington City Council on and off-street mobility parking spaces, in addition to the 60 spaces in the central city area. These parking spaces are at Council venues such as the Regional Aquatic Centre, Freyberg pool, Tawa pool plus mobility parking spaces at the car parks for other Wellington City Council venues such as Zealandia and the zoo.

We want to regularly monitor the Council's mobility parking spaces to ensure they are fit for purpose and in the preferred locations. We also want your views on whether there are other locations in Wellington city where access could be improved by adding mobility parking spaces.

The Council has completed a technical review of the central city area on-street mobility parking spaces and conducted a survey of mobility parking space use. A report of our findings from these surveys will be completed in the coming months. The Council will develop a schedule of improvements using the information gathered from the review, feedback from users via drop-in events and the feedback from the online survey. Feedback provided on this site will help us to regularly monitor whether the Council's mobility parking spaces are fit for purpose.

Click through the tabs below to explore the different feedback options to help you provide us with your thoughts.


We want to better understand people's experiences of using our mobility parking spaces. If you would like to share your personal experiences of using the Council's mobility parking spaces in Wellington City, either as the driver or the passenger, you can write it here. 


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  • Mobility parks comment

    by Nulland , 2 months ago

    I can only walk very short distances and rely on parking within 100m or so of my destination, so accessing mobility parks is very important. More mobility parks close to the end of Courtenay place (near Bats and the Embassy eg. a park at the bottom of Majoribanks st), on Cuba St and perhaps on Victoria St eg front of the Lido would be helpful.

    I’ve noticed a big difference in my ability to find parking with the closure of the central library, Marion square car park and loss of parks by the Michael Fowler centre also. I tend not... Continue reading

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  • Feedback on mobility parking spaces in Wellington

    by Andrew Wharton, 4 months ago

    The locations of all the mobility parks now are great. Please don't reduce or eliminate any of the parks. The number of parks are good as is. 

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  • Mobility parking is invaluable

    by Bronwyn , 5 months ago

    I am a frequent user of mobility parks in the central city. I use a walker and have limited ability to walk distances so being able to find car parks that minimise the distance I have to walk makes a big difference to whether or not I can access the city. The best improvement that could be made for me is more frequent designated parking spaces so that I can park closer to my destination. I would also like to see more of the disability parking spaces meeting universal design standards to allow for ramps and wheelchairs and the safety... Continue reading

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  • 95 year old mother

    by Annette Richards, 5 months ago

    Hi. I transport my 95 year old mother around. Finding where the mobility parks is hard and often they are in use.  There are areas that they are very few.

    I suggest that there are more  out in the areas that are limited and also put more in high use areas. 

    The limit of 2 hrs is unrealistic as it takes longer for my mother to get around so should be longer. 

    Thanks 

  • Unsafe parks

    by Van mum, 5 months ago

    I drive a van with a mobility hoist to transport my 17 year old daughter who is in a wheelchair. I find many of the wheelchair parks around the Wellington area are unsafe when unloading from the hoist at the back of the van. Often they are in high traffic areas at malls or on streets. Parallel parks do not have enough room to let the hoist down and we always run the risk of having someone park too close behind so we can't open the hoist. Often I end up parking in a normal park in a quiet area... Continue reading

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  • An occasional mobility park user

    by SMK, 6 months ago

    I don’t have a mobility card so most of the time I don’t use mobility parks, but when I am transporting my 92 year old mother who uses a walking stick and has a mobility card these parking spots are gold. They are hard to find in the CBD and rarely are the few in and around Lambton Quay/Willis St area near the shops available at all. This means we hardly ever end up with my mother in the CBD, a place she has loved since she first emigrated to Wellington in 1957. Instead we use the malls in Porirua... Continue reading

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  • Access park abuse

    by Nicki M, 6 months ago

    Often I find that the accessible parks are abused on privately owned land such as supermarket/hotels etc, and when you try to mention to the occupants of the car they don’t care or they get aggressive. Very few places even bother to do anything about the parking abuse even if told, a well known Wellington hotel told me the other week that it was “okay that the two mobility parks at the front of the building were being used by non permit holders as there is another mobility park on site” it is this kind of attitude which is absolutely... Continue reading

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