Draft Parking Strategy

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The draft strategy sets out a number of parking management options for the different parts of the Selwyn district, particularly in larger town centres such as Rolleston and Lincoln. It provides for both private and public parking, and links with the Council’s other transport strategies.

The need for the Draft Parking Strategy is a signal of the impact of growth in the Selwyn district. Over the past 10 years our population has grown from 38,000 to more than 62,000 (about 55%), making Selwyn the third largest territorial authority in the South Island.

Alongside this, our economy has grown and use

The draft strategy sets out a number of parking management options for the different parts of the Selwyn district, particularly in larger town centres such as Rolleston and Lincoln. It provides for both private and public parking, and links with the Council’s other transport strategies.

The need for the Draft Parking Strategy is a signal of the impact of growth in the Selwyn district. Over the past 10 years our population has grown from 38,000 to more than 62,000 (about 55%), making Selwyn the third largest territorial authority in the South Island.

Alongside this, our economy has grown and use of motor vehicles has increased – did you know that vehicles travel 385 million kilometres on Selwyn roads every year?!

With this level of growth, it’s important we think carefully about how we guide and manage car parking in the future. This means retaining our distinctive rural heritage but also allowing our townships, residential zones and business areas to thrive and develop. Part of that involves providing residents and visitors with parking that supports safe, efficient access to services and destinations across the district and to provide for vibrant town centres.

What does the Draft Parking Strategy propose?

In this draft strategy we set out a number of parking management options for the different parts of our district, particularly in our larger town centres. It provides for both for private and public parking, and links with our other transport strategies.

Key aims of the strategy:

  1. Balance competing demands of car parking while providing for other modes of transport, urban design, and other environmental outcomes

  2. Provide a clear direction for parking management to ensure private parking requirements are consistent with an overall approach to management of parking

  3. Estimate future parking demand to help understand the need in providing additional off-street parking supply to reduce or avoid the need for private parking. This will help Council to understand and determine land availability and acquisition.

  4. The use and management of on-street parking resources in residential areas adjoining business zones.

  5. Determine an agreed and consistent approach in terms of the reduction (or nil provision) of parking on private sites. Currently there are varied arrangements agreed on a case-by-case basis. The agreed approach will guide and be facilitated through the District Plan and Development Contributions Policies.

  6. Understand a variety of factors influencing private, staff and customer parking needs. These need to be understood when considering parking demand and supply.

  7. The draft strategy outlines an overall vision and four strategic outcomes, with supporting principles, to achieve the vision. The strategic outcomes and supporting principles have been used to guide the review of existing parking management and the selection of options for future car parking management approaches.

Utilise these strategic outcomes and principles the draft strategy makes recommendations on possible parking management approaches and direct key actions to be undertaken.

Possible management approaches include:

  1. Nil car parking in some areas of Rolleston and Lincoln

  2. Provide off street car parking in Lincoln and Rolleston

  3. No parking requirements for other centres or

  4. Minimum parking rates with reduction factors (eg cycle facilities, public transport access)

  5. Development contributions applied for activities to partially fund off-street car parking

  6. Parking restrictions and enforcement.

Proposed future actions to be implemented include:

  1. Feasibility studies/investigations for other possible public parking areas

  2. Review and amend District Plan Objectives, policies and rules

  3. On-going monitoring and management of parking resources

  4. Include new parking projects in Long term Plan and Annual Plans

  5. Develop parking development contribution calculations for sites Lincoln and Rolleston and other areas with defined parking projects.

  6. Public education and awareness around behaviour and changes to the parking management approach.

Have your say!

Public feedback on the Draft Parking Strategy is open from Friday 9 November 2018 to Friday 7 December 2018, 5pm.

Hardcopy submissions

Feedback entitled “Draft Parking Strategy” can be sent to:

Selwyn District Council,

PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643

Any further feedback

parking.strategy@selwyn.govt.nz


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    Please give us your feedback on the Draft Parking Strategy. Have a think about any specific things which you do, or do not agree with. For instance, if you do not agree with a particular section or idea in the strategy, tell us exactly why.

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