Complaints have been received by the Queenstown Lakes
District Council regarding ''overparking'' in residential
streets in Frankton.
In October, the council undertook a parking survey which
found that at any time there were between 290 and 360 parked
cars throughout the survey area.
''Over the entire survey 67% of vehicles were found to be
parking for less than half a day, 23% were parked for a full
day and 11% were parked for over one full day,'' the report
said. It is to be presented to the infrastructure services
Much of the overparking in residential streets is perceived
to be around parking ''generated by airport users and the
commercial centre at Frankton Corner and Terrace Junction''.
''Concerns include difficulties of visitor/residents parking
on-street, difficulties of property access and egress, and
the aesthetics of streets being parked out by cars.''
It is proposed the infrastructure services committee approves
a request from the council's transport manager, Denis Mander,
to consult the Frankton community.
Options include: the employment of more parking restrictions
around intersections and white lines, continued street
controls, and a ''blanket approach'' which could mean
area-wide time restrictions, such as P48-hour limits.