After considering public feedback, Auckland Transport (AT) decided to make some changes to the Mt Eden residential parking zone extension and progress the amended residential parking zone through to implementation.
- Find out about the residential parking zone for Mt Eden.
- Find out about the public feedback received and the project decisions.
Project status: Detailed design
Project zone: Central
To provide greater parking availability and flexibility Auckland Transport is progressing a residential parking zone extension in Mt Eden. The proposal is a response to multiple requests from the community and high occupancy rates of on-street parking in the area (regularly above 85% occupancy at peak times).
The Mt Eden residential parking zone extension includes the following:
- Time restrictions of two hours (P120), Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm (excluding public holidays and weekends). This is consistent with the restrictions in the existing residential parking zone north of View Road.
- The time restriction will only apply to vehicles that do not have permits or coupons.
- Permit and coupon holders from the existing and proposed residential parking zone will be able to park in both the existing and proposed residential parking zones.
- The P120 time restriction will replace most the existing parking restrictions in the area. However, the parking restrictions outlined below will remain in place. Vehicles with residential parking permits or coupons will not be exempted from the existing parking restrictions that will remain if the proposed residential parking zone is implemented.
The map below shows the final Mt Eden Residential Parking Zone extension for implementation. The areas in green were added to the zone in response to public feedback.
Roads and properties included in the final residential parking zone
Alderley Road, Bellevue Road, Bourne Street, Carrick Place, Charlton Avenue, Esplanade Road, Horoeka Avenue, Kamahi Street, Leamington Road, Lisnoe Avenue, Lovelock Avenue, Puka Street, Sherbourne Road, Sydenham Road and View Road.
Some properties on the eastern side of Mt Eden Road are also included in the residential parking zone (not Mt Eden Road itself).
Changes to existing parking restrictions within the proposed residential parking zone
Some of the existing parking restriction within the zone will be retained, these are:
- View Road:
- P30, Monday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm (outside 36-40 View Road)
- No Stopping except Mobile Bus Library, 1pm to 2pm, Friday
- Sherbourne Road (outside school): No Parking, Pick up and drop off, Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 9:30am, 2:30 to 3:30pm, School days
- Eden Park event parking controls on Carrick Place, Leamington Road, Kamahi Street, Lisnoe Avenue and Alderley Road. During events at Eden Park, residents on these streets will need to display the Eden Park events permit/coupon in their vehicle. The general residential parking zone permits/coupons are not valid on these streets at these times.
All other existing time limited parking within this zone will be superseded by the P120 time limits.
- Provide greater parking availability and flexibility for residents, business and visitors.
- The two-hour time restriction supports parking for business customers and casual residential visitors, while not allowing for non-resident long-term parking.
- Reduce congestion from vehicles driving around looking for parking spaces.
- Less circling vehicles should also improve pedestrian safety in the area.
- Reduce incidences of parked vehicles obstructing driveways, as vehicles do not have to park in marginal spaces.
- 14 October 2019 - Consultation opens on residential parking zone extension in Mt Eden.
- 10 November 2019 - Consultation closes.
- November 2019 to April 2020 - Public feedback considered.
- 18 May 2020 - Public feedback report published.
- August 2020 - Tentative opening day of the residential parking zone (dependent on how the COVID-19 situation progresses). Auckland Transport will be in touch with residents and local businesses about 6-8 weeks before the opening day of the residential parking zone.
- September 2020 - AT will seek community feedback on the proposed further extension of the residential parking zone.
Residential parking zones
A residential parking zone is a collection of residential streets upon which a parking restriction is applied. It allows short term parking for visitors, and all-day parking for coupon and permit holders.
Within the residential parking zone all residents and businesses can apply for a parking permit, which will exempt them from the time restrictions. They can also obtain parking coupons that allow visitors to be exempt from the restrictions for a day.
We sought public feedback on the project between 14 October and 10 November 2019.
After considering the public feedback we have decided to progress the project through to implementation, subject to the following changes:
- Changes to the boundary of the RPZ to include additional properties on Mount Eden Road (not Mount Eden Road itself).
- Changes to the boundaries of the RPZ to include the end of Esplanade Road.
After considering public feedback and completing parking surveys on the streets below, we have also decided to propose a further extension of the RPZ, that includes the following:
- Percy Street, Hillside Cres North, Hillside Cres South, Batger Road, Rautangi Road, Oaklands Road and some properties on the eastern side of Mount Eden Road (not Mount Eden Road itself).
- All or part of the following roads: Valley Road, Woodford Road, Kenyon Avenue, Pentland Avenue, Ashton Road, Avenham Walk, Tarata Street, Prospect Terrace and Conway Road.
For more information please read the report on public feedback (PDF 1.22MB, 27 pages) or the Mt Eden Residential Parking Zone Extension Map, which provides an overview of the feedback received, AT's responses to key feedback themes and maps of the final residential parking zone extension and the further extensions mentioned above.
- Auckland Transport will be in touch with residents and local businesses about 6-8 weeks before the opening day of the residential parking zone. The opening day is yet to be confirmed and will be dependent on how the COVID-19 situation progresses, but at this stage we are aiming for August 2020.
- AT will seek community feedback on the proposed further extension of the RPZ around September 2020.