Channel 9 News tonight indicates the council’s working party to address parking woes has settled into a self-congratulatory funk.
Deputy mayor Syd Brown, chair of the working party, says: “We have done our best to untangle the mess that was the city’s parking system.”
At Thursday’s extraordinary meeting of the council it is likely the recommended fixes will be approved, to be followed by an intensive media campaign.
It is expected the changes will be implemented by the end of the month.
Were any changes – or how few – needed to the parking system before council staff launched and totally bungled the exercise.
MESSAGE TO DCC STAFF:
In future, DON’T be the desk-sitting pen&paper-pushers that INTERFERE with established COMMERCE in this town. GOT IT ?!
### ODT Online Tue, 3 Nov 2009
`Suite’ of parking changes on table
By Mark Price
The Dunedin City Council’s parking officers may be instructed to look the other way when they encounter delivery vehicles parked illegally on loading zones in Dunedin’s CBD.
The main changes being recommended to the Dunedin City Council by its parking review working party are:
Paid parking in lower Stuart St, from Moray Pl to Castle St; in Cumberland St west side, from St Andrew St to Queens Gardens; in Princes St, from Rattray St to Jetty St: From 4-hour maximum to a 60-min maximum.
Paid parking in George St, from Frederick St to Albany St: from 30-min maximum to 60-min maximum.
Paid parking on Cumberland St east side, from Stuart St to St Andrew St: predominantly 4-hour maximum, with some short-term parking.
George St, from the Octagon to Frederick St, from $2 to $1.50 for 30 mins.
For Moray Pl south of Stuart St, from $3 to $2 an hour.
For Cumberland St, from Stuart St to Queens Gardens, from $1 to $2 an hour.
For Scotland St from $2 to $1 an hour.
For George St, from Albany St to Union St, from $2 to $1 an hour.
For Union St, from George St to Great King St, from $2 to $1 an hour.
For Clark St, from paid parking to free parking.
Normal charge $2 an hour Monday to Friday from opening until 6pm; then calculated in 15-minute time increments.
Charge for evening parking, Monday to Friday and Saturday parking $1 an hour, calculated in 30-min time increments.
Early bird (before 10am), $1 an hour discount parking in Great King St and Moray Pl YMCA parking buildings while these are under-utilised.
$5 a day parking in parts of Smith St, Haddon Pl, Union St, St Andrew St, Queens Gardens, Crawford St and Stuart St.
11.9.09 City parking issues NOT ABATING
24.9.09 Survey ignores those no longer parking in CBD
26.9.09 Parking changes – we hope!
29.9.09 Parking changes – protest and interim response
And then, MORE to make Dunedin citizens go STIR FRIGGING CRAZY…
[thanks for the headsup Channel 9]
Tomorrow’s Otago Daily Times has a story about DCC and ORC (joy of joy) looking at bus options in the main street.
ONE of the six options is a “bus station” in the central carriageway of the Octagon.
Glory be to sick urban design ideas that DESTROY AND ANNIHILATE a critical public place (semi-green space) with DIESEL-EMITTING NOISY LARGE VEHICLES, in the true spirit of NON GREEN interventions to suffocate and kill us all. I’m too scared to THINK what the other options are. See new post, Buses in Dunedin CBD.
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