Council to drivers: No car parks for you!

No soup for you!

A 33-unit apartment building has been built in Auckland without any car parks, which developers say is the way of the future, but local businesses say it will just lead to more congestion.

The Daisy Apartments opened in Kingsland this month, Stuff reports, but tenants will not have any internal parking and will be forced to use the street.

Developers Ockham Residential have said this is the way of the future, and that major transport hubs are less than 100m away.

If they think everyone is going to give up their cars for the bus or a bike, they’re dreamin’.

[…]Auckland Council urban designer Ludo Campbell-Reid says those who have purchased apartments in the building “know what they are getting into”.

“People have bought these properties and they know there are no car parks and they know this is a different type of lifestyle,” Mr Campbell-Reid told TVNZ 1’s Breakfast.

“I think its a heroic effort by the architects and also the people who are going to buy these apartments.

So how many people have actually bought any of these apartments? Especially considering anyone with a car has effectively been locked out unless they’re willing to risk parking on the road.

“Auckland has historically had one of the highest rates of car ownership in the whole world … it’s a big deal for the city.”

Big deal for Auckland Council and Auckland Transport who have a hatred for cars that borders on the pathological.

[…]”There are actually some parts of Auckland that have fantastic public transport, and this is one of them.”

Yeah, yeah. Bet it still takes much longer to get work. And pity about the people for whom public transport isn’t an option.

Auckland simply doesn’t have the topography for a world-class public transport system. If this is the way of the future then Auckland is truly stuffed.

TVNZ


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