To provide greater parking availability and flexibility, Auckland Transport (AT) propose parking changes to Devonport village and around the ferry terminal.
Project status: Consultation - closed 13 December 2020.
Project zone: North
On-street parking around Devonport village and Ferry Terminal is in high demand, which means that people are often unable to find a park and become frustrated.
We are proposing changes to improve parking availability through Devonport village and around the Devonport Ferry Terminal.
Through Devonport village, we are proposing replacing all the existing parking restrictions to P120 time restrictions. This will keep parking restrictions more consistent through the village and be better suited to visitors. Around Devonport Ferry Terminal, we are proposing paid parking at 50c per hour on part of Queens Parade and the Queens Parade carpark.
The changes proposed through the village includes
- Time restrictions of two hours (P120), Monday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm.
- The P120 time restriction will replace most the existing parking restrictions in the area.
- The proposal will apply to: Victoria Road, Fleet Street, Clarence Street, Wynyard Street, Flagstaff Terrace, Queens Parade (part of) Eastern side.
- New P5/ Loading zones – 2 on Clarence Street and one on Victoria Road.
The following parking spaces will not be converted to P120 parking:
- Mobility spaces;
- Loading zones;
- Taxi stands;
- Motorcycle parking;
- The supermarket carpark (this will remain P90).
The paid parking proposed near the Ferry Terminal includes
- Paid parking at 50c per hour from Monday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm.
- The proposal will apply to (part of) Queens Parade and Queens Parade carpark.
- No time limit.
- 10-minute grace period (allows for pick-ups and drop-offs without needing to pay).
The following parking spaces will not be converted to paid parking:
- Mobility spaces;
- The Marine Square carpark (this will remain P180).
Parking will be free and unrestricted outside of these proposed times.
- Manages parking demand and increases parking availability.
- Enables parking to be shared between residents, visitors and commuters.
- Improves parking behaviour.
- Encourages motorists to consider other transport options such as public transport, carpooling, cycling or walking.
- Reduces congestion.
Why time-restricted parking
- Amending parking to P120 through the village will mean parking is better suited to visitors.
- Surveys have shown 80% of people parking in the village are staying less than 2 hours.
- The change would also mean parking restrictions are more consistent across the area and will reduce signage clutter.
Why paid parking
- Our surveys show that, parking in the Queens Parade Carpark and the surrounding area on Queens Parade is close to 100% full during peak times. This shows that there is high demand for these car parks and we need to change our parking management approach.
- We propose introducing paid parking, with no time limits.
- Paid parking is an effective way to improve parking availability while still providing flexibility for people to park as long as they need. This encourages efficient and productive use of available parking.
- 23 November 2020 - consultation opens.
- 13 December 2020 - consultation closes.
- December 2020 - March 2021 - Public feedback considered and report published.
We sought feedback between 24 November to 13 December 2020 and received 461 responses.
After listening to all the feedback, we will proceed with the parking changes.
We will monitor the parking after the changes go in to make sure it is working as intended and review any impacts on surrounding streets.
We will also be reviewing Rattray St and the residential section of Clarence St to determine what improvements we can make to deter all day parking as requested by local residents.
We anticipate the proposed changes will be in place in June. We will be in touch with residents and businesses prior to the change.