WCC consulting now, adding P120 motorcycle parks

Wellington City Council have just opened for submissions on 18 traffic and parking resolutions.

Link to WCC public input page on 18 traffic and parking resolutions – respond by 15th Feb 2011

The two motorcycle specific changes are here (PDF’s): They are both converting small sections of current no stopping sections to P120 motorcycle parks.
Stout St – Lambton
Waring Taylor – Lambton

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Golden Mile – Manners Mall – bye bye Mercer St motorcycle park?

Wellington City Council Web Alert

Consultation

The following consultation is now available online:

Traffic Resolution – Golden Mile
Proposed traffic restrictions to carry out the bus priority scheme in Golden Mile – Manners Mall.

Opened: 13 April
Closing: 30 April

Traffic Resolution – Golden Mile

Bus only lane

Wellington City Council is asking for public submissions on a resolution for traffic restrictions so that we can carry out the bus priority scheme in the Golden Mile.

Background Information

There are some traffic movement and parking changes needed in light of the Council’s decision to open up Manners Mall to public transport and to make improvements to surrounding streets.

The Council’s decision to revoke the pedestrian status of Manners Mall has been the subject of an Environment Court appeal. We expect to hear the outcome of the appeal in May. The project will proceed if the Council’s decision is upheld.

The resolution forms part of the preparatory work needed for construction works.

Projects – Restoring the Golden Mile – Bus Route and Street Changes

Proposals

The proposed changes involve:

  • reversing the flow of general traffic in Manners Street (and restricting turn movements as a result)
  • removing parking from Manners Street east and Willis Street
  • creating more car parks in Dixon Street, Victoria Street, Wakefield Street and Mercer Street.

Some current car parks will be out of use during the construction period.

The changes will result in better overall movement of traffic through the area and provide approximately 40 additional car parks.

Submissions

To make a submission, read the proposed traffic resolution, view the map and complete the online submission form below.

The deadline for submissions is:  5.00pm Friday 30 April 2010.

WCC parking update from Jon Visser

“Happy New Year and I have some good news. I have just finished a meeting with our traffic engineers, who have agreed with the following proposed traffic resolutions (subject to public consultation & agreement by Councillors):

* Addition of a new P120 Motorcycles-Only parking bay in the Victoria Street parking lay-by opposite Scooterazzi. The time restriction discourages all-day parking (e.g. commuters or stock for sale) thereby making it more likely that riders can get a park.

* Addition of two new Motorcycles-Only parking bays in College Street (to replace the space that was lost). One of these will be time restricted (P120) to support the small cafe businesses at the western end, the other will be approximately 6m of unrestricted space at the eastern end (not highly utilised by cars).
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