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ECONOMY CAR PRIORITY PARKING
 
 

ACHIEVEMENT: Economy cars are provided more parking opportunities than large cars in the CBD.

TARGET DATE: June 2004 PROGRESS: Some.

DESCRIPTION: Car parking spaces are available in the CBD which suit smaller, shorter vehicles, therefore providing opportunity to provide more parking spaces within a set space, and also providing both a market signal and personal advantage to people considering what type of car they will use. Currently road space is wasted by a large number of large 'family' sedans and 4WDs with single occupants. Dedicated smaller car spaces in selected areas would remind people that their the size of their vehicles has an impact on others in the city.

Another variation on this theme may be to provide dedicated parking to hybrid vehicles or other low fuel consumption vehicles.

I raised this issue at the September 2003 Planning meeting. I will pursue it further with the Engineering Department on a trial basis to establish if there is a demand for this.

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23 April 2017: Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918 -1956.

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