On the Marketplace of 24/12 (http://waihekemarketplace.realviewdigital.com/?iid=109456&startpage=page0000003#folio=2) Shirin Brown, the transport spokesperson for the Waiheke Local Board, was quoted as saying that she understood “it is a legal requirement for no parking lines to be in place at the front and back of all parking meters.”
This is not correct, as a quick visit to the lower car park will evidence. The rear of all parking meters there are parking spaces, as was the one in the second car park, where the lines were over-painted in black when the back-to-back meters were removed – at FUG’s suggestion, precisely to increase the number of parks available. Auckland Transport was dissembling when it said that it “does not agree the lines were ever removed, saying nothing has changed and no spaces have been lost.”
Perhaps Shirin was misquoted. We have brought this issue to her attention.