from the City’s car parking survey have been collated.
survey results will contribute to the parking strategy for Central Geelong.
elements that will contribute to the parking
strategy will include plans for public transport, bus schedule and route
revision, CBD truck movements, active transport connections, road upgrades and
predicted population growth.
addition, the current data being collected from the new number plate entry at
parking meters will also be used to inform the strategy.
is imperative that the health and wellbeing of our community and the economic
and social impacts of our parking and transport options are all considered to
deliver a fair and accessible system for all.
the 2,582 respondents to the survey, 66% commute to central Geelong for work,
with 80% of those respondents travelling by car.
half of the respondents parked in the CBD all day, with the majority of
respondents saying they would be happy with a daily rate of $8.
who travelled by car mostly used public parking, with half of respondents
respondents generally disagreed with on-street parking being used for
commuters, residential and tourism.
respondents felt that on-street parking is better left available for hospital
visits and accessing services.
lack of a fast, reliable and connected transport was cited as the major barrier
to using public transport to travel to Central Geelong.
following comments can be attributed to City of Greater Geelong Mayor Bruce
parking is only one piece of Geelong’s transport picture – we need a safe,
reliable and connected transport network that can serve us for the long-term.
has been designated as a UNESCO City of Design, and we are committed to
building a design-driven and creative city centre with great public and active
cheap or free on-street parking in the CBD seems appealing at face value, those
parks would soon be fully exhausted by city workers. This would make it
impossible for people accessing services, shopping or visiting hospitals to
low all-day pricing would also undercut the market, making it extremely
difficult to attract private parking providers.
acknowledge that it is important we balance the short-term reality with the
long-term vision - we desperately need to provide more viable alternatives to
continue to advocate to the State Government to drastically improve our public
I have no
doubt that Geelong can be one of Australia’s most liveable cities if we can work
together to create a safe, reliable and sustainable transport system for the
people of Geelong.