Consultation status: closed 22 December 2016
Auckland Transport (AT) is seeking feedback on a proposal to install a new pick-up and drop-off parking restriction outside Meadowbank School on Waiatarua Road, Remuera.
The proposed restriction is from 8am to 9am and 2.30pm to 3.30pm on school days only. The restricted area will only be available for picking up or dropping off passengers and the driver must stay with the vehicle.
Why changes are required
Parents and caregivers of students at Meadowbank School have expressed concerns about the lack of an appropriate, safe area to pick up and drop off children at or near the school.
Following a request from the Board of Trustees at the school, AT has investigated the matter in detail and in agreement with school management, we propose installing the new parking restriction to improve the drop-off and pick-up of children in a safe and efficient manner.
The majority of the respondents supported the proposal, however, an issue was raised that AT should encourage walking, cycling and use of public transport to school instead of relying on pick-up/drop off by car.
Meadowbank School is a Travelwise school and works with AT’s Community Transport team to encourage the use of alternative travel modes, such as walking school buses, cycling, and public transport.
AT supports and encourages active transport and the use of public transport for the journey to and from school. This is an additional measure that we are taking to ensure safety around Meadowbank School.
After careful consideration of all the feedback received, we will be proceeding with the proposal as originally set out.