In coming years there will be less space available for street parking in the wider Newtown area. As the city’s population grows, the area will get busier, and changes will be made to some streets to make them safer and easier for walking, riding bikes and using public transport.
Earlier this year, we assessed the street parking use and capacity in the wider Newtown area. The data was gathered in April and the analysis and reporting were completed during May-July. The parking study is part of the detailed planning we need to do before transport changes can be developed in the wider Newtown area.
The information in this parking study will also be considered in the development of a new city-wide Parking Policy, which is currently being reviewed. The Parking Policy provides the guiding principles for the management and supply of Council-managed on- and off-street parking in Wellington City, which has impacts for the wider Newtown area.
The study took place over two days during the week and two weekend days in April 2019. The weekdays data was combined to get a picture of what happens during a typical weekday, and the same was done for the weekend data to get a typical weekend.
All on-street parking in the area between Dee Street in Island Bay, the Basin Reserve in Mt Cook, the west end of Britomart Street, and Alexandra Road in Mt Victoria was included in the study.
Parking was recorded hourly in the areas away from the suburban town centres, and at 15-minute intervals within the town centres.
Read more in the parking survey background report (PDF 3.2MB)