Proposal status: Feedback closed 21 November 2019, last updated 20 February 2020.
Reference number: RTV-270
We've proposed changes in your area
In November 2019, we proposed a new ‘Approved Shared Vehicles’ parking space and x2 Loading Zones on Tyler Street in Central Auckland. This involved changing a paid parking space into a space that can only be used by a vehicle that’s part of an approved shared vehicle scheme.
We also proposed to convert four paid parking spaces into x2 P5 ‘Loading Zones, Goods Vehicle Only, 8am to 10pm’. This responds to a request from local businesses to offer improved facilities for loading and unloading goods.
Shared vehicles are part of our long-term vision to give Aucklanders a range of transport choices. Choices that are good for their health – like walking and biking – and public transport options that help reduce pollution and get people moving across our city.
Shared vehicle schemes let people rent vehicles by the hour. We believe shared vehicles are a good idea for Auckland because they:
- give people who don’t own a car or van a way to use one when they need one;
- give people other ways to get to where they want to go;
- help people to walk, bike or catch public transport more often.
People use shared vehicles for personal and business journeys. The shared vehicle parking space will make it easier for residents and businesses trading in the central city to park or collect a shared vehicle and go shopping or do business.
City Hop is currently the only authorised shared vehicle service in Auckland. Customers can pick up a car or van from a shared vehicle parking space and pay by the hour. For further information about this service, please visit City Hop’s website. When other shared vehicle services are authorised by AT, they’ll also be able to use dedicated parking spaces around the city.
Loading zones make it easier for local businesses to load and unload deliveries of goods and stock. Dedicated loading zones reduce the need for these deliveries to cross the street, block traffic or people walking. We have worked with local businesses to identify the best place for the loading zones proposed for Tyler Street.
The proposed changes will proceed with minor changes to the next stage of detailed planning before the parking improvements are made. Changes include adding broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) in front of 104 Tyler Street to give more space for delivery trucks to turn and back into the loading facility. This will result in the removal of four additional paid parking spaces. Please refer to the updated drawing.
Thank you everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us a better chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- We received positive feedback noting that the proposal improves facilities for businesses such as loading zones and opportunities for alternative transport such as car share parking.
Thank you for your feedback and happy to hear our initiatives are improving businesses along Tyler Street.
- Concern that delivery trucks are not able to turn and back into the loading facility opposite of 104 Tyler Street because of parked vehicles.
We will paint broken yellow lines in front of 104 Tyler Street to give more space to delivery trucks. This will result in the removal of approximately 4 paid parking spaces.
- Suggestion to widen the footpath to accommodate pedestrians, especially those with disabilities.
We understand the footpath on Tyler Street is not an adequate width for wheelchair users, however, building the kerb out will not be feasible in this instance. In the future, it is likely that Tyler Street will become a shared space which will make the street more pedestrian friendly.
- Suggestion to add a taxi rank on Tyler Street to tackle illegal parking by taxis.
There is an existing taxi stand on Tyler Street between Commerce and Gore Street and we believe that extending it would not be effective. Also due to its close proximity to the station we do not wish to relocate it. The limited on-street parking capacity which exists in this area means we do not have the ability of proposing an additional stand on Tyler Street between Gore Street and Britomart Place. We do agree taxis are an issue in the area and we are increasingly using camera technology around Auckland to ensure compliance. We will look at this solution in the future.
These works are planned by April 2020, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.