Traffic and parking
Currently, our parking wardens manually monitor the free, timed car parks. By future-proofing the parking bylaw, we can potentially ask drivers to provide their car registration (rego) when parking in free, timed parks. We don’t need this now, but we might in the future as our city grows.
The benefit of registration required parking is that it’s easier and more cost-effective to make sure carparks are being used for the time period allowed. This tool could also facilitate incremental charging where, for example, the first hour is free before charging starts. Encouraging people to stick to time limits would help ensure car parks are more fairly available.
We’re also suggesting clarifying in the bylaw when permission is needed for second vehicle crossings (the bit between the road and a driveway). The council’s current, standard rule is one vehicle crossing per property. We suggest updating the bylaw to clarify that developers and people wanting to add a second crossing should check with us first before going ahead. That way we can check if a second crossing is necessary, safe and offers a public benefit (such as putting a caravan off the street).
Traffic and parking FAQs
No, this is still managed under existing resource and building consents.
We think these changes will be good for the city and in our survey, we asked our community what they think.
We’re now looking at all the feedback on the proposed changes and summarising it for the Council. Then on 13 November, the Council will meet to hear from people who want to speak to their feedback in person with the Commissioners. In early December, the Council will wānanga (deliberate) on the suggested changes, and then make a decision.