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Parking pointers at your finger tips

1 March 2005

Parking pointers at your finger tips

A fabulous shopping trip or event can quickly become painful if there’s a parking ticket on your windshield when you return to your car. Auckland City wants to help you avoid this.

A new booklet, named Parking and the city, is now available. It covers simple parking tips and things to look out for when parking in Auckland city. An example is the common misconception that you can park on a yellow line if you’re still in your car – you can be fined for this.

Auckland City’s parking services manager, Chris Geerlings, says paying for parking in any large city such as Auckland is a reality.

“By managing parking turnover we are helping provide equal access for everyone to shopping and services located in the CBD and inner suburbs.

“If we had free parking everywhere, there would be very little turnover of parking in areas of high demand and a limited number of people would be able to enjoy what the city has to offer,” says Mr Geerlings.

The booklet is designed to sit in your glove box and be used whenever you are not sure about the parking regulations in the area. For example, when parking in a pay and display area you are required to display a parking receipt on the dashboard of your car within five minutes of parking.

“When attending events in the city people sometimes forget about parking regulations and can come back to a parking ticket or find their car towed. By having these simple tips at hand for parking, you can enjoy your outing and avoid a fine,” says Mr Geerlings.


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