Parking changes – we hope!

### ODT Online Sat, 26 Sep 2009
Parking U-turns proposed
By David Loughrey

Intense pressure to resolve the city’s parking issues seems set come to a head on Monday, as some Dunedin city councillors plan to push for urgent changes to the new regime. If accepted, some changes would amount to a U-turn.
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The recommendations:

1. Parking in George St be changed to a maximum of 30 minutes.

2. Parking on side streets in “the core” between George, Great King and Filleul Sts be returned to the original time limits.

3. Two P10 spaces be allocated on each side of the blocks in George St, and on the immediate side streets as above.

4. The three P5s outside Southern Community Laboratories and the Urgent Pharmacy in Hanover Street be returned to three P10s.

5. Goods service vehicle only loading zones be reinstated as close as practicable to the original sites.


### ODT Online Sat, 26 Sep 2009
Time to stop blaming and fix parking, AA says
By David Loughrey

The recent changes to parking in Dunedin were done with good intent, but the unpredictable changes to drivers’ behaviour meant it was time to drop the name-calling and fix the problem, Automobile Association Otago District Council vice-chairman Jack Crawford said yesterday.
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When DCC General Manager Tony Avery works in understatement… the parking regime had resulted in commuters parking further away from the central city, and that some areas with pay-and-display machines were “not getting a lot of use”.

### ODT Online Sat, 26 Sep 2009
Pressures on parking spark confrontation
By Chris Morris

A motorist involved in an angry confrontation with another motorist says the Dunedin City Council’s new parking regime is partly to blame.
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Post by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Economics, Politics, Project management, Town planning

3 responses to “Parking changes – we hope!

  1. meg55

    Hi Richard
    You mentioned the rules regarding residents’ parking permits were tightened up, because, you thought, of ‘abuse’ of this system. You said you would enquire.
    This morning a council vehicle parked on a residents’ park outside our house without a permit. I have every sympathy as there was no other park available anywhere nearby. Out of desperation we all take the risk at times. However, if he had been a tradesman or my elderly mother, he would have been ticketed.

    I took a photo and I am awaiting the DCC’s reponse with interest.

  2. Richard

    So, am I! Please keep me informed! On the wider issue, it is (as I understand it) RPZ’s are in the review mix. We will know by the end of the month in time for a special council meeting on 5 November. Seems an appropiate day!

  3. Richard

    PS: please email me a copy of the photograph. Tks.

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