Auckland Transport is committed to delivering parking when and where it is needed.
We use a flexible demand-based approach to review parking restrictions and pricing.
When parking demand reaches a point where time restrictions are not being effective we will recommend priced parking that is based on demand responsive pricing.
A price review is the process of changing the price charged in paid parking areas through demand responsive pricing (ie where the amount is adjusted based on parking demand).
Pricing will be adjusted up or down with the goal of maintaining an average 85% occupancy at peak times. An occupancy range of 70 to 90% is considered an acceptable range. The target parking occupancy rate is not set at 100% because some parking spaces should be available at all times. An occupancy rate of approximately 85% ensures that parking resources are well used but at the same time people can find a park in reasonable proximity to their destination.
A price review is based on a parking occupancy survey, which is conducted to ascertain if prices needs to be adjusted to achieve the desired level of peak occupancy level of 85%.
Eden Terrace paid parking zone price review
We have an occupancy survey in August 2017 during two weekdays and a weekend of the paid parking zone currently operating in the Eden Terrace, the results show:
- The average peak occupancy for the Eden Terrace paid parking zone during the weekdays was 96 percent.
- The survey demonstrated that five out of seven streets within the zone displayed the average peak occupancy of 85 percent and above.
- It was also noted that the average length of stay within the zone was approximately 4 hours and 10 minutes.
In March 2018, we retained the existing hourly price of $1 per hour for the first two hours parking (0 to 2 hours), and for stays longer than two hours (2+ hours) changed to an hourly price of $2 per hour, which applies Monday to Friday from 9am and 5pm.
This will prioritise short-term parking over all-day parking.
Kingsland paid parking zone & off street carpark price review
We undertook an occupancy survey in March 2018 of the paid parking area operating in Kingsland during two weekdays and a weekend. The key results revealed in the survey were:
- The average peak occupancy for the Kingsland paid parking zone was 95%.
- The average peak occupancy for the carpark at 430 New North road was 96%.
On 30 August 2018, we changed the hourly tariff from $1 to $2 for first two hours parking (0 to 2 hours), no changes were made to the tariff for parking more than two hours (2+ hours), this remained at $4 per hour, which applies Monday to Saturday from 9am to 9pm to the paid parking zone and the carpark at 430 New North Road.
The tariff will bring the Kingsland paid parking areas in line with other zones operating in the region and it will encourage other modes of transport by switching few people from their car trips to alternative mode of transport, thereby improving overall parking availability in the town centre.
Newmarket paid parking zone price review
AT undertook an occupancy survey in November 2016 of the paid parking zone during two weekdays and a weekend. The key results revealed in the survey were:
- The average peak occupancy of 81 percent.
- The average length of parking of 3 hours.
- More than 50 percent of streets in the Newmarket parking zone displayed a peak occupancy of above 85 percent.
While the peak occupancy of the entire zone is slightly below of what we would normally view as fully occupied 85%, but the average peak occupancy of 81% is a reflection of lower occupancy in the fringe outer streets of the zone (eg Clovernook Road and Mahuru Street), while the central inner streets (eg Kent Teed and Morrow Streets) were fully above the 85% figure.
With the cycleway on Carlton Gore and with the upgraded footpaths on Teed and Kent Streets, there may be further pressure on parking as demand for parking increases in Newmarket.
In response, we changed the price for on-street parking in November 2017.
|Area||Time & date of operation||0-2 hours||2+ hours|
|Area 1||Monday to Sunday, 9am to 6pm||$2 per hour||$4 per hour|
|Area 2||Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm||$1 per hour||$2 per hour|
- As some parking is available at all times, the need for people to drive around searching for a parking space reduces, thereby decreasing the congestion.
- The use of prices without time limits is more convenient for users as it gives customers the choice to park as long as they need.
- Supports and prioritises customer and other short term visitor parking ahead of long term parking in and around town centres.
- Every time price is adjusted, it is based on up-to-date empirical data and shows if there is a need to adjust price.
- Priced parking makes people consider how they choose to travel and encourages other modes of transport including public transport.
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