Proposal status: Feedback closed 17 May 2022
Reference number: RTV-418
In May 2022, we proposed changes to parking on Domett Avenue, with the objective of addressing long term parking issues that were highlighted in resident requests received by AT.
After reviewing all the feedback, we are not proceeding with the proposed works.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. We heard from those who would be impacted by these changes, including Domett Avenue residents and people who work nearby, and based on the feedback we received we will not be proceeding with the proposed changes.
The following is a summary of the additional comments and queries we received, and our responses.
- Request that these changes are not made as it will negatively impact the parking needs of residents and those who work nearby.
We appreciate your concerns and AT will not be proceeding with the proposed changes on this occasion. It is important to note that AT prioritises short-term parking over long-term parking in high parking demand areas and encourages the use of public transport and other modes of transport if individual or organisational parking needs are not met.
The objective of the proposal was to alleviate long term parking issues that were highlighted in the requests received by AT from the resident of Domett Avenue. The intention was to create a balance between different parking needs.
- Request for resident parking permits.
Resident parking permits are issued under a Residential Parking Zone (RPZ). Residential Parking Zones are primarily designed for city fringe areas such as Ponsonby and St Mary’s Bay, where there are several heritage properties that either do not have off-street parking or have limited provision to create one on the property.
Since almost all properties on Domett Avenue have off-street parking, we have no plans to consider this area as a RPZ at this stage.
- Request for both sides of the street to have a P120 restriction.
The proposal to apply time restrictions on one side of the street was consistent with the approach we use in similar areas across Auckland.
The objective was to improve parking availability on this street as it has a high parking demand and to create a balance between long-term and short-term parking needs. Hence, the restrictions were proposed only on one side.
- Suggestion that those who need short-term parking use the parking spaces at the Manukau Road end of Domett Avenue.
We understand that some short-term parking is in place at the Manukau Road end of Domett Avenue. There P60 time restrictions at this location are to create higher turnover of parking for the business-mixed use area and are more appropriate for visitors of businesses on the Manukau Road end.
The proposed P120 restriction in the residential zoning was to support any other visitors such as residents’ visitors, trade people and medical visitors to allow them enough time to complete their visit.
- Concern that the proposal was created from one resident’s request.
While we appreciate your concern, the high parking occupancy issue highlighted in the request was witnessed during our site observations.
During our site observations, the parking occupancy was approximately 94%. Our Parking Strategy recommends changing the parking management approach on a street if the peak occupancy is more than 85% and hence the proposal was drafted.
We're proposing improvements in your area
We are proposing to:
- Implement a P120 (two hour) time restriction along the northern side of Domett Avenue that will apply from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
We would like to work with you to improve the availability of parking in your neighbourhood. Over the last few years, we have been asked to consider introducing parking time restrictions on Domett Avenue. These requests said that parking demand on this street is high because of people parking all day at the nearby bus stops and other facilities.
We investigated and found that peak parking occupancy was around 95% during our site observations. That's why we're proposing this parking management change to make finding a park easier.
Implementing a P120 restriction on one side of the street would help improve parking availability for anyone looking to park for a short time, including visitors to nearby houses and businesses. Having a time restriction on one side of the street and unrestricted parking on the other side would balance long-term and short-term parking needs, while addressing all day parking issues.
What happens next
- We’ll listen to all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward.
- We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this webpage.
- We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.
Epsom: Safe with us
Auckland Transport cares for your safety. We want to make our roads safe for everyone, people walking and cycling, especially for our kids and senior citizens and people driving. Projects like this one around Domett Avenue are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety over other measures (like minor time saving).