We are making significant parking changes along this busy commuter route to encourage more people to go by bike or bus and help reduce carbon emissions.
Parking is retained outside the Urgent Pharmacy on Adelaide Road. There will be more short-term time-restricted parking on several side streets off Adelaide Road and on Hall Street and Mein Street off Riddiford Street to provide some alternative options. Mobility parking is unaffected.
A survey of parking demand on the side streets was done for this project however the recommended approach for how this could be managed relies on longer-term changes being made to parking regulations under the Council’s Parking Policy. A plan is being developed for how parking in the wider Newtown area is managed in the future.
Relocation of loading zone to the opposite side of road, swapping the existing P60 spaces.
For people who do need to drive, there is still lots of parking in the Newtown area. We are supporting people to get around in different ways and parking changes like these are part of preparing the city for the future.
In the side streets, coupon parking is still available and some of the time-restricted parking will change to short-stay parking. For people visiting Wellington Hospital, there is public parking within the hospital grounds. Wellington Hospital has made about 30 carparks available for public use ahead of the opening of Te Wao Nui (Children's Hospital), including for customers of the businesses on Riddiford Street adjacent to the John Street intersection.
We’re looking to get your feedback on how the proposed designs could be improved, and what aspects we should pay close attention to after it has been installed.
Your feedback will go to councillors in mid-September with the final traffic resolution, and if the project is approved, work to install the route using adaptable materials will begin in October.
Once the route is installed, we’ll work hard to collect feedback and data on how it is going and improve things such as signs, street markings, and the position of dividers between the bike lanes and traffic.
You can have your say until 5pm 31 August 2022.
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Look at the plans, parking management plans, detailed information on the options we considered and more.Read more
We'll be monitoring and evaluating the street changes alongside community feedback.Read more
We developed a list of possible options that could improve this route. We looked at things from a range of perspectives.Read more