We commissioned an independent assessment to help us understand the impact the Community Hub would have on parking in Johnsonville. The report showed that in the wider Johnsonville area there will enough car parks to meet current and estimated future demand. However, more car parks will be needed for people visiting the Community Hub. To make these available, people who currently park in this area all day will need to find space further away.
To make enough parking available, we need to consider restricting car parks close to the Community hub for users and how the timing of developments happening in the area will affect supply.
The loss of car parks due to construction and road improvements
When construction of the new library starts in November 2017, there will be a permanent loss of 23 off-street car parks next to Johnsonville Community Centre and six on-street car parks on Moorefield Road.
Public transport changes by mid-2018 will have a range of impacts on Moorefield Road car parks. These changes will ultimately mean the loss of all parking on Moorefield Road, including the last four spaces set aside for pool and community centre users.
As well as these public transport changes, the development of Johnsonville Mall will require improvements to Moorefield Road to provide access into the Mall, better walking and cycling facilities, and a signalised intersection that allows people to cross to the Johnsonville Shopping Centre. The public transport changes will also create a main bus stop and connection point outside the new library once it is completed.
Increased demand due to people visiting the new Community Hub
When the library opens in April 2019, we expect this will generate a need for even more parking in the area so we’re constructing 26 new off-street car parks during development.
Our analysis also shows that we need another 30 or so short stay car parking spaces to serve the Community Hub.
At the start of construction we will need 29 short-stay spaces to be provided on-street to replace lost car parking for Community Hub visitors. By mid-2018 public transport changes may take another four parking spaces provided for pool and community centre users. These users of community facilities will, on average, need car parks for up to 90 minutes. To meet this demand, we propose restricting 33 on-street car parks in the surrounding streets to P120:
This will mean people parking all day will need to park further away from the Community Hub, but there are enough car parks available in surrounding residential streets for this to be possible.
We envisage these restrictions remaining in place following completion of the Library to meet the anticipated short fall of car parks for Community Hub users. At the same time any unrestricted spaces beside the Community Centre will also be time restricted so that they are available to users of the facilities.
In the future there is an option to create 30 more car parks in the streets surrounding the Community Hub if they are made one-way. The streets affected would be:
By making these streets one-way around the Community Hub we can turn parallel car parks into angle car parks. The one-way system could operate by allowing traffic to enter westbound on Frankmoore Avenue to Dr Taylor Terrace, southbound on Dr Taylor Terrace to Wanaka Street and eastbound on Wanaka Street to Moorefield Road.
We could also create more parking in the wider Johnsonville area by creating angle car parks in places like Ironside Road and Bannister Avenue. This would help make space for both commuters and residents.
Longer-term, 200 car parks will be created as part of the development of the Mall. This will mainly be used by commuters (especially people catching the train) and the general public. Increasing the number of Park & Ride car parks at Takapu Road and Raroa railway stations would also mean fewer people parking in Johnsonville; however, this would require substantial investment.
|November 2017 – Library construction begins||29 spaces lost, 33 on-street spaces time-restricted created|
|Mid-2018 – Road improvements||4 spaces lost|
|April 2019 – Library opens||26 off-street spaces created|
|Medium-term - Introduce one-way system around Community Hub||30 angle spaces on Wanaka St, Dr Taylor Tce, and Frankmoore Ave|
|Medium-term - Create parking on berms||50 plus spaces constructed in parking bays on berms such as in Bannister Avenue and Ironside Road|
|Long-term - Create Park & Ride spaces||100 plus spaces at Raroa and Takapu stations|
|Long-term - Create additional parking||Construct 200 spaces as part of Mall development|
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