Room to Move: Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland's Parking Strategy Room to Move: Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland's Parking Strategy

This strategy sets out how AT and Council will manage all public parking in Auckland over the coming years, to help create a better transport system.

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Read 'Room to Move'

Download Room to Move: Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s Parking Strategy (PDF 15.7MB, 35 pages).

Download summary of Room to Move: Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s Parking Strategy (PDF 9.7MB, 12 pages).

Parking management locations

How we’ll manage parking in each location depends on the parking tier it falls under.

Use our interactive map to see your area's parking tier.

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About the strategy

Our region is growing and changing, and this impacts our transport system. Our roads and streets are under increasing pressure and have to cater for a wider variety of needs. We need to manage the transport system in a way which helps Aucklanders meet their needs but recognising that we have finite space.

The parking system is a key part of the overall transport system, and needs to be carefully managed so that our key roads can carry as many people and goods as possible, while being dynamic spaces that meet a variety of users and uses. We also need to ensure parking is available in our communities for those who need it.

Room to Move: Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s Parking Strategy provides the guiding principles and policies which will help us manage our roads and streets better, helping to make a better transport system for Aucklanders. Key components include:

  • A tiered approach to parking management. This means that how we manage parking will depend on the land use and transport characteristics of each location. View the interactive map of parking tiers to see the tier your area falls under.
  • More active management of parking in centres around the region, so more people can access them and misuse is discouraged.
  • Repurposing kerbside space to improve the safe movement of people, goods, and services on some of our most important, busiest and most congested roads.
  • Providing more diverse types of parking, such as spaces for taxis, motorcycle and bicycle parking, and loading zones.
  • Changes to how we manage Park and Rides, to optimise utilisation and align with their purpose.

Over the coming years, we'll work with communities in Tier 2 and 3 areas to develop and implement parking management plans.

Parking Strategy documents

Download Room to Move: Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s Parking Strategy. (PDF 15.7MB, 35 pages). This is the full Parking Strategy, as adopted by the AT Board on 30 May 2023.

Download the summary of the Room to Move: Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s Parking Strategy (PDF 9.7MB, 12 pages). This report highlights the most important parts of the Strategy.

Download a plain text version of the Parking Strategy (DOCX 79KB, 45 pages).

We have also developed two supporting documents to the Strategy:

We have also developed an info sheet on Park and Ride in Auckland (PDF 2MB) which is an important part of the Strategy.

Information from the public feedback period (April to May 2022)

Feedback on the draft Parking Strategy closed on Sunday 15 May 2022.

Download the Parking Strategy public feedback report (PDF 9.2MB)

Download Parking Strategy public feedback summary report (PDF 820KB)

Live debate

In 2022 we put together a panel of parking experts to discuss whether they think Auckland has the right approach to parking management. By drawing on the experiences of other cities, our panellists discussed the best and worst ways to manage parking in a city like Auckland.

The panellists were:

  • Angela Dalton: Councillor representing the Manurewa-Papakura Ward since 2019.
  • Jenny Chetwynd: Executive General Manager, Planning and Investment at AT. 
  • Steven Burgess: Director - Complete Streets Steven Burgess is a leading contributor to the planning, design, and development of liveable cities. He has 30 years’ experience as an engineer and urban strategist.
  • Tim Welch: University of Auckland Dr Tim Welch is a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University and specializes in transport, infrastructure, and urban modelling.

Further information

Room to Move: Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s Parking Strategy supersedes the following documents, though these are relevant to its development: