”Moratorium on car park reduction„

“Auckland I Hear You”

Auckland Mayoral candidate John Palino announced today that he would put a moratorium on the removal of car parks across Auckland.

“I’m a small business owner and I know how important car parking is to small business.

“Auckland Transport’s practice of removing car parks is killing small business owners across Auckland who rely on the flexibility and convenience of local parking.

“Car park removal is being used as a blunt and lazy tool to stop people from driving and force them onto public transport.

“What should be happening are major improvements to public transport which reduce the desire for people to drive because they have a better option.

“And when they don’t have a superior option, which will always be the case in many of the region’s smaller towns and centres, car parking should be used to help small business, not kill it.