Consultation status: closed 1 March 2018
Proposal reference: RTV-133
We are proposing to convert five paid parking spaces throughout Central Auckland to Car Share parking, where users are able to book a vehicle hourly through a website or app. Proposed locations are outlined below and in the attached proposal drawings:
- Anzac Avenue (2 spaces) - (PDF 301KB)
- Nelson Street (1 space) - (PDF 318KB)
- Tapora Street (1 space) - (PDF 286KB)
- Wakefield Street (1 space) - (PDF 403KB)
Why the changes are needed
We expect that this proposal will greatly benefit inner city residents and businesses by allowing a quick and convenient alternative to owning a personal vehicle, particularly for infrequent drivers. The Car Share Initiative reinforces Auckland Transport’s long-term vision of ultimately reducing car dependency and improving community health by providing infrastructure and services for walking, cycling, and ride sharing. It contributes to our efforts to deliver an effective and efficient transport system that enables Aucklanders to make smarter transport choices.
The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
- Concerned that visitors or relatives will not be in shared vehicles as logistics does not permit it, therefore the close proximity reasonably priced parking currently and historically utilised, will no longer be available. We feel that the proposal to create these shared vehicle parking spaces will have a less than minor impact on the availability of general on-street parking within the city. The scheme also offers an important alternative transport option.
- Request to have more carparks in the city centre. The supply of on-street parking is limited by both available space and also by the delivery of alternative public transport. It is unlikely that the supply of on-street parking will increase and that any increases would be in car park buildings.
- Request to have a time limit for the proposed approved shared vehicle parking spot. Request to have more regular patrols by Auckland Transport officers would help control the situation and creating a safer environment for both pedestrians and drivers. Applying a time limit to the shared vehicle parking space would be inappropriate as it is not possible to determine how long the vehicle might remain parked when it is not in use.
- Request to have more shared spaces over more cars. Proposals for shared vehicle locations are generated from discussions with the provider which is based on demand.
- Request to make the cars electric with the parking space as a built in induction charger along with more cars. We are looking to provide chargig stations within our car park buildings.
- Request to have the car share spaces leased from car parks such as Wilsons? Concern there is difficultly in parking already and removing two spaces will worsen the situation as there is a hospice nurse that comes to visit. There are many different types of visitors to residents of CBD apartments and in all cases parking is provided on a first come first served basis. Should there be a particular need for parking close to an individual location we would recommend that this need be provided by the building.
- Concern there is limited parking for hotel visitors and other guests near the Adina Hotel. We feel that there is sufficient parking options within car park buildings close to this location which offer suitable alternatives.
- Request to keep the parking the same in Wakefield as there will be less space for residents to park. It is not possible for us to meet all the requests for on-street parking restrictions. Instead we try to provide a balance of parking restrictions which meets the widest possible range of customers.
- Request to have the shared car park moved to a paid Wilson parking or new spaces can be made with tighter spaces. Wilson car parks are a private company, we cannot suggest that they provide parking for a particular need.
- Resident concerned that there is a lack of parking on Anzac Avenue. The parking on Anzac Street is general parking for all customers. On-street parking is not provided for residents and it is the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle to ensure that they have sufficient parking to meet their needs.
- Request to only have one car share space and not two. There are locations where demand indicates that a second shared vehicle space would be of benefit. We meet with the shared vehicle provider on a regular basis and monitors demand to ensure that there is effective use of the parking space.
Requests additional work include:
- Public parking city-wide should be free.
- Request to have a bike rack installed. This is out of scope of this project though previously a facility has been offered to lock a bike to the shared vehicle signage pole.
- Suggestion to have traffic infringement. Construction workers are taking up parking spaces. This is out of scope of this project and complaints should be forwarded to Auckland Transport to investigate.
These requests are out of scope for this proposal which focuses on car share in Auckland Central. If you would like your request to be considered by us for future development works, please provide feedback here.
We expect to introduce this work between July 2018 and June 2019, subject to further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notices to all affected residents prior to construction work.