Consultation status: updated 7 June 2018
Proposal reference: RTV-156
We are proposing to reduce the extent of the Car Share proposal on Chancery Street in order to install a new P120 mobility parking space at this location. This will involve installation of a single shared vehicle space on Chancery Street, instead of two as previously consulted on. For details on the previous car share proposal at this location, please refer to Auckland Central – Car Share Cluster 1
Why the changes are needed
This proposal will create much-needed mobility facilities close to Freyberg Place, in Central Auckland. As parking in this area is relatively limited, it has been determined that Chancery Street is the best possible location.
The proposal received positive 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.
- Requests to replace a single paid parking space with mobility parking and to maintain the two shared vehicle spaces as previously proposed. We aim to retain a balance of parking restrictions to meet the widest possible range of customers. At this stage, we are unable to consider an additional shared vehicles space. However, we are working closely with providers in this space at increasing the number of shared vehicle options across the central city.
- Suggestion to eliminate general paid parking along this block of Chancery Street and substitute it with further mobility and shared vehicle parking spaces in order to discourage through traffic. Maintaining on-street paid parking is important at this location as it supports customers and owners of local businesses on Chancery Street. We recognise that public parking is a valuable community resource and aim to maintain a balance of parking restrictions across Auckland in order to serve the widest possible customer base.
- Request to install additional mobility parking spaces in and around Central Auckland. We will consider installation of further mobility parking spaces on a case-by-case basis, provided that sufficient demand can be demonstrated.
- Request to develop a system that tracks and reports on availability of mobility parking city-wide in real-time, using an application or similar means. This request has been passed on to the developers of the AT Park application for further consideration.
- Request to extend the length of the existing loading zone. Our site observations indicate that the existing two loading zones on Chancery Street are sufficient for the loading and unloading of goods at this location.
We expect to introduce this work between July 2018 and June 2019, subject to further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue notices to all affected residents prior to construction work.