Getting Parking Right for Auckland

Changes to parking charges in the city centre have been well received over the first 3 months of the new City Centre Parking Zone. The CCPZ was implemented by Auckland Transport at the end of 2012 with the key objective of improving access and increasing short term visitation to the CBD, by ensuring parking is available to use and more customer friendly. The removal of time restrictions has meant that customers have a choice to decide how long they want to stay, rather than being forced to obey restrictive time limits, and can maximise their reason for visiting the city (e.g. business, shopping, dining out, or leisure).

Businesses that would like to understand more about how parking policy can be an key issue for inner city business will be interested in a seminar featuring Canadian transport guru Todd Litman speaking about Parking and smart growth policy reforms, on 16 May.

The seminar is the second in a series organised by the Waitemata Local Board and AECOM, andwill focus on the international experience with parking reform.

If you missed the first seminar, which featured presentations by Auckland Council’s Chief Economist Geoff Cooper and from Auckland Council and Auckland Transport on the implementation of current parking changes and proposals in the Draft Unitary Plan, you can view the presentations online here:

The Seminars will be of particular interest to members in consideration of the parking proposals in the draft Unitary Plan.

Details for the second Seminar:

Date: 16 May

Time: 2pm for a 2.30pm start until 5pm

Where: ACECOM House, 8 Mahuhu Cresent, Quay Park

Please RSVP by emailing Alana.Thurston@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz if you wish to attend.