Traffic Consultation Results
TCDC received 319 written submission in response to their request for public views on the proposed changes to parking by laws in Hahei Village. TCDC also devoted a day to receive verbal submissions.
TCDC’s summary of the submissions can be found here TCDC Parking Consultation Staff Report. However, if wish to read all 320 individual submissions, click on the following. Parking Submissions3, Parking Submssions2, Parking Submissions1. If you wish to read the HR&RA verbal submission click here. VerbalSubmission
Apart from new parking restrictions are the Hahei Store, there will be no changes to parking in Hahei as a result of the Consultation.
What lessons can we learn from this process?
- Minimal parking rules and regulations part of the Coromandel and Hahei culture. We like our freedom to park where ever we choose.
- Parking problems only occur for short, but growing, period of the year. Many people would prefer to endure, and/or enjoy, the holiday crowds, than have parking controls.
- There is no general consensus on the best traffic management solution for Hahei. In these circumstances, it is better to make small incremental changes and test their effectiveness before moving on.
Going forward, we will continue monitor Cathedral Cove visitor numbers, peak traffic volumes and their impact on street parking.