Draft Parking Strategy

We're currently consulting on the Draft Parking Strategy and we want your feedback!

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

We're currently consulting on the Draft Parking Strategy and we want your feedback!

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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Four strategic outcomes which have been identified to achieve the Parking Strategy's vision.

The parking strategy aims to manage parking across the Selwyn district to meet community, business and visitor needs while minimising adverse effects on community wellbeing including economic, social, cultural, health, safety and environmental. Supporting principles: a. Maximise the efficient use of parking resources, including on-street parking where appropriate. b. Manage parking to minimise adverse effects on transport safety and efficiency. c. Provide and manage on-street parking and loading in areas of high demand, where this does not compromise the safety and efficiency of walking and cycling networks or access to public transport. d. Balance private and public parking supply and with the wider operational needs and function of the transport network, while contributing to the urban design and amenity outcomes of the surrounding area. e. Manage and control parking to avoid parking behaviours which may compromise safety or cause a nuisance to other transport users. f. Reduce parking demand through travel demand management, behavioural change and incentives.

The strategy aims to ensure activities in rural areas provide on-site parking to avoid parking on high speed rural roads and grass verges.

Supporting principles: a. Avoid parking on high speed rural roads where it may cause an adverse safety effect from vehicles manoeuvring on, and pedestrians crossing, high speed roads. b. Avoid regular use of parking on rural grassed shoulders where this may cause a damage to grass and resultant maintenance costs, dust and mud.

The strategy aims to manage parking within centres to provide for access to destinations, and make efficient use of parking resources, without compromising urban design and amenity outcomes or travel by other modes.

Supporting principles: a. Manage parking across the town centres so that parking is available within a short walk of destinations and connections to other modes. b. Balance parking provision with efficient use of existing zoned land for built form and amenity, to support more vibrant and consolidated centres. c. Parking provision does not compromise active building frontages. d. Reduce the impact of parking and associated accesses on pedestrian environments and cycle facilities. e. Parking resources are controlled across the town centre, to balance the needs of all users, including: mobility parking spaces, short stay visitor and customer needs, long-stay staff and commuter needs, and appropriate loading and drop off areas. f. Provide for parking in ways which reduce the impact on amenity and vibrancy of town centres.

The strategy may see parking in residential areas managed to balance demand and supply needs, while ensuring safety, convenience and efficiency for all modes and residential amenity.

Supporting principles: a. Most parking demand associated with residents is provided on-site, with some residential overflow occurring on-street. b. Medium density parking demands is met on-site, unless alternatives are available in nearby communal car parks or dedicated on-street parking bays. c. On-street parking associated with non-residential activities is limited, in duration and or frequency, taking into account residential amenity and safety expectations.

We want to utilise these strategic outcomes and principles of the draft strategy to help make makes recommendations on possible parking management approaches and to 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.