Car transporters have been thrown a lifeline by Auckland Transport, which plans to provide four new loading zones on a busy arterial road in attempt to put an end to illegal parking.
The organisation has been unable to clamp down on car transporters, which currently load and offload vehicles into oncoming traffic while parked on the roadside and flush medians of Great North Rd in Grey Lynn.
Tickets and fines have not been effective in deterring the illegal parking.
Auckland Transport is proposing to fix the issue as part of its recently announced Great North Rd improvements, which aim to make a section of the road between Crummer and Ponsonby roads “safer for all road users, especially people walking and on bikes”.
The project, estimated to cost between $15 and $19 million, will see four new loading bays suitable for car transporters.
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Auckland's Eden Park stadium will host 100 artists in its debut showcase Art in the Park in July.
Painters, sculptors, photographers and print makers will meet members of the community from July 23 to July 25.
Art in the Park, in association with Auckland Unlimited, is part of the Elemental Auckland festival- a program of arts, eats, and beats.
Visitors can meet individual artists, learn about their work, see them create, and take home the art which inspires them the most.
The event will champion the next generation of artists by showcasing some students from Elam School of Fine Arts and emerging professional artists.
Designed by directors Cary Cochrane and Sofija Matich, Art in the Park aims to bring communities together through art that enriches cultures.
"This show offers a new platform for New Zealand artists and a new opportunity to support the creative industries in New Zealand," Matich said.