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Parking's free before morning tea

3 Aug 2015

Parking's free before morning tea

Parking your car in the city centre is free before 10.30am Monday - Friday for the month of August. 
Councillors voted at the Future Tairawhiti meeting on 16 July to trial a free parking initiative to see if it would attract more shoppers into town.
“The trial is intended to help attract customers to the CBD in the quieter month of August. The trial runs alongside the Heart of Gisborne 'win a car' competition in the same month,” says enforcement manager Jim Single.
A survey will be completed to assess any increase of shoppers.
“We are in the process of surveying parking numbers right now to use as a base line for comparison next month.
“The trial isn't intended to be a solution but will help inform a full parking policy that will be developed next year.”
“This will involve a full analysis of parking fees, numbers of required parks and time restricted parking.”
All other time limits and rules apply during the free parking period from 8.30am – 10.30am Monday to Friday.