The Sustainable Parking Strategy and Action Plan will guide how Council balances the demand for parking and the community need to promote economic,social and cultural growth. Your feedback will help us understand community needs and incorporate your ideas in our plans.
More parking means more cars, more traffic, more congestion, more pollution and less space for people to meet, eat, shop, and spend. Town centres prosper when people walk and stay for extended periods, rather than quickly driving in and out.
Large, spread out car parks mean spread out centres with disconnected destinations and longer walking distances.
The more cars on the road (especially for short trips) due to the ease of parking, means more traffic congestion, safety and amenity impacts.
Council’s iGO highlights the need to make better use of its existing parking supply, rather than continuing to invest in more public parking to meet an ever growing demand.
Potential parking solutions include:
- Parking time restrictions
- Parking prioritisation hierarchy (ie. priority disabled parking)
- Advocating for more public transport (establish high frequency, limited stop, bus services between suburbs)
- Advocating for other organisations that are involved in providing parking (ie. shopping centres and Queensland Rail) to provide more parking at locations such as railway stations
- Promote sustainable travel behaviour (ie. car pooling, park and walk, cycling)