Parking maximums in West Melbourne

Amendment c385melb has been gazetted by the state government Planning Minister, eliminating parking minimums and imposing parking maximums: Our view Streets Alive Yarra supports the amendment. We’d like to see …

Off-street parking fees in Yarra

The price for off-street parking in Yarra varies by location, up to an average of $4,600 per year in Fitzroy. Pricing was determined by averaging the prices obtained from surveys …

Auckland’s parking subsidy

Auckland Council has estimated that they subsidise on-street parking by NZ$1 billion per year: The value was announced in the council meeting on 31st March 2022, listen between 18:00 and …

Parking in Auckland

Auckland Transport have released a discussion paper to promote a discussion with Aucklanders about parking. What is interesting is that most of the content also applies to the City of …

Paying for parking by app

Streets Alive Yarra advocates for most on-street parking in Yarra to be ‘permit only’, with digital permits sold by smartphone apps. Drivers ‘check in’ to a parking bay when they …

Pricing of on-street parking

The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) has published a free guide to the pricing of on-street parking, aimed at municipal planners. Parking in cities is not just about …

Free pizza = free parking

Imagine if the City of Yarra set up a stall on each street, each day, to give away free pizza. Many people would like it. Many parents would stop at …

Faster reforms to parking

A previous article examined Yarra’s existing parking policies, highlighted their inconsistencies, and offered solutions. Most of the proposed solutions require council to update their systems and technologies, such as releasing …

Yarra’s parking policies

The City of Yarra publishes several policy documents on its parking page, including: Parking Management Strategy, dated 2021 Parking Restriction Guidelines, dated March 2020 Parking Permit Policy, dated October 2014 …