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Parking changes in Devonport village Parking changes in Devonport village

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


Project overview

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.

We are also proposing 3 new P5 loading zones to improve parking availability for those visiting or delivering goods to local businesses.


Project details

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.

Exceptions

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).

Exceptions

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.

Benefits

  • 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.

Devonport parking changes map

Timeline

  • 23 November 2020 - consultation opens.
  • 13 December 2020 - consultation closes.
  • December 2020 - March 2021 - Public feedback considered and report published.

Public consultation

Listening to what you have to say is important to us. Your local knowledge can help us make better decisions, so together we can achieve the best outcomes for your neighbourhood.

Feedback closed on 13 December 2020.

Next steps

  • We will analyse all of the feedback and use it to help refine the proposal.
  • We will prepare a report on the feedback received and any changes made to the proposal which will be published online. If you provided your contact details when giving us feedback, we will notify you when the report is available.

For more information on this project

Contact Auckland Transport