Council seeks opinions on parking fees
Fri, 08 Jun 2012 8:47a.m.
Auckland Mayor Len Brown wants local residents to have a say on proposals that would send parking prices soaring.
Motorists could be stung $29 for a four-hour stay on a central city street.
But that would be offset by lower prices where there's less demand. Len Brown told James Coleman the draft plan is open for public consultation until July 1st:
"Free parking for the first initial short period, and then increasing - the longer you stay, the more you pay," says Mr Brown.
"At this point in time it's a proposal, so we're asking all those, in particular city dwellers and those that come in, Aucklanders, to have their say on this."
Mr Brown says the plan is not a revenue gathering exercise for the council, and that it's actually cost-neutral.
"There is a focus on, for example, the vision for Auckland – world's most liveable city – that sense of liveability is often about walkability, and walkability around city centre areas is definitely a major trend in the best cities of the world."
Public consultation on the central city parking zone ends on July 1.
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11/06/2012 11:47:07 a.m.
I never go in to Auckland now as it is, it is too expensive to park, to difficult to get around and doesn't really offer anything special - other than the Art Gallery.
8/06/2012 3:03:28 p.m.
Those from the suburbs would use parking buildings or work parking. Those on the fringe like mt Eden use the bus. I guess this policy which has 2 zones allows you to park over 2 hours. Personally I don't have an alternative zoning or pricing policy I rarely would park on the street apart from weekends and after 6pm.
8/06/2012 2:30:13 p.m.
Fernando Vallejo wrote:
Liveability? walkability? what about driveability? How does he expect people from the suburbs will get there? Unless they plan for cheap or even free park-n-ride and free bicycles to go around the CBD.
8/06/2012 11:06:20 a.m.
Itc's time Len Brown got a reality check. Public transport works for some, driving cars works for others. Making out motorists to be the antichrists will cost him dearly at the next elections. The man is mad.
8/06/2012 9:48:55 a.m.
"Nora" where & when will all this need to srew the population for their money end it is getting so out of hand it is unbelievable it won't be long and we will just be signing over our pay cheques to another voted in authority, such is their need for greed.
Is there anything that we can come/go or do where a financial transaction is required??
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