Parking officers back on duty in Howick-AT

Auckland Transport is reminding Aucklanders that as the city begins to open again under Alert Level 2, more vehicles are returning to the road.

In a statement AT advises that paid parking is back throughout the city for both on and off-street parking under Alert Level 2. In addition, parking restrictions such as time and other illegal parking is being monitored, including bus lanes, cycle lanes, T2 and T3 lanes and clearways.

Parking officers will be seen throughout the city to help remind drivers of their responsibilities.

Parking officers were back on the job in Howick today.

“We saw fewer vehicles on the road under Alert Levels 4 and 3, which meant we were able to provide some flexibility for essential movement around the city,” says John Strawbridge, AT’s group manager of parking services and compliance.

“But now with much of the city reopening under Alert Level 2, we will be returning to our usual work to help make sure everyone can keep moving and get to where they need to go quickly.

“And as a reminder, the bus lanes, T2/T3 lanes and clearways are operating normally so please comply with the restrictions. We don’t want to issue you infringements, we want to keep the city moving,” Mr Strawbridge added

AT  is also reminding drivers that people walking and cycling also need to use roads, shared pathways, crossings, and footpaths safely. They are asking people to be aware of the increase in these areas under Alert Level 2 and remember their responsibilities.

The Government has advised that the general rule for Alert Level 2 is to play it safe. This means that if you are feeling sick you should stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise, and if you are showing symptoms of Covid-19 you should avoid using public transport when travelling to a medical appointment.

The best place to find the latest information about the Covid-19 situation in New Zealand is on the Government’s special Covid-19 website: https://covid19.govt.nz/

Auckland Transport’s Covid-19 page, which includes up to date public transport timetables, is at: https://at.govt.nz/COVID-19