Auckland Transport

Hardinge Street, Auckland Central - Parking changes

Consultation status: closed 2 June 2017

We have identified a street location on Hardinge Street where we believe the provision of a parking space for a car share vehicle would be beneficial.

This proposal will reduce the number of parking spaces for taxi operators from two to one. We understand that the demand for taxis has fallen in this area so the impact on taxis will be minor.

We are proposing to create a single parking space with the following restriction:

  • Shared vehicles only, at all times. This would apply 24 hours a day, every day.

Why the changes are needed

We are actively supporting the Car Share initiative currently operating in Auckland as it supports a number of our goals:

  • Reduce car dependency and improve community health by providing infrastructure and services for walking, riding and cycling sharing.
  • Deliver an effective and efficient transport system that enables Aucklanders to make smarter transport choices.

The concept of car share involves the provision of cars in select locations that can be booked through a website or phone and paid per hour. This has proven beneficial for inner city residents and businesses that don’t necessarily need to own a car but may find one useful from time to time.

Download the consultation drawing for Hardinge Street (PDF 257KB)

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your feedback.

The proposal received positive feedback with a suggestion that two spaces should be provided at each location for City Hop vehicles. After reviewing feedback and other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback and proposed solution

  • Request for two city hop spots at each location. As the car sharing scheme has become more popular and demand increases we are indeed proposing two spaces be provided for City Hop vehicles. In the case of Hardinge Street and because there is an existing car share restriction on Graham Street only 150m away, we feel that it meets the current demand.

Next stage

We expect to begin this work in mid-late 2017, subject to design changes or funding issues. Contractors will notify all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.