Proposal status: Feedback closed 3 August 2021
Reference number: RTV-375
In July 2021, we proposed changes to improve parking availability on Princes Street, Onehunga. These changes are in response to requests from local businesses and the Onehunga Business Association to improve parking availability for customers and visitors in the area. After reviewing all the feedback we received, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed by the end of October 2021.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. We received feedback that short term parking restrictions will benefit local businesses and their customers as people can make a quick stop at the shops.
A summary of the additional comments and queries we received, and our responses to them, is below.
- Concern that the proposal is going to negatively impact some businesses who use the parking spaces. We are confident that the proposed changes will improve parking availability by providing an equitable mix of time restricted and unrestricted parking in the area. The proposed time limits have been set to allow enough time for most business customers and other visitors to the area to complete their visits and to encourage regular turnover of parking spaces.
- Concern over the implementation of P30 as some staff park in these spaces for overflow. The purpose of this proposal is to manage parking demand and improve availability. We support the use of alternate travel modes, such as public transport as an alternative to the private vehicle. However, if having a private vehicle is the only travel option available, we suggest that drivers park further away in areas that are unrestricted. The issue raised is common across the region for those businesses that do not have sufficient staff parking to meet their business needs. It is each business’ responsibility to ensure they have enough parking to meet their needs. If a business requires guaranteed parking spaces for their staff, one option may be for them to investigate leasing parking spaces from a private provider. We are happy to assist local businesses to develop travel plans for their staff. More information is available here.
We're proposing improvements in your area
Aucklanders have told us that moving around our city safely and easily is important to them. We are proposing some improvements to your area.
We received requests to improve parking availability on Princes Street, Onehunga. We are proposing to introduce new 30 minutes (P30) and 120 minutes (P120) parking restrictions on Princes Street.
We are proposing to:
- Introduce new P30 parking restrictions outside 48 Princes Street applicable from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
- Introduce new P120 parking restrictions outside 49 Princes Street applicable from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. We received a number of requests from local businesses and the Onehunga Business Association to improve parking availability on Princes Street. These changes will improve community access to shops and restaurants on Princes Street by increasing parking availability.
If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it freepost using the address details on the form.
What happens next
- We’ll consider 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.
Onehunga: 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 Princes Street 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).