The hidden costs of parking

5 months ago
Taranaki street  wellington

The parking fee is set at a level that we think will encourage the internationally accepted ideal of 85 percent occupancy. That means if we’ve got it right, 15 percent of the parking spaces should be available at any time. That fee does not compensate the city for a number of other costs related to providing parking – such as increased use of cars which has an impact on traffic congestion, more emissions affecting the environment and loss of space that could be used for other public uses such as wider footpaths, cycling or bus lanes, or outdoor dining space.

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