Parking is one element of a holistic, sustainable transport system for Nelson.
The role of parking in influencing transport choices is significant. The availability and price of parking can impact a person’s decision to drive, cycle or use public transport. It can help determine where they travel and when they travel. As more and more people want to live and work in and around Nelson, parking in our region will need to evolve in a way that encourages a shift to alternative, sustainable forms of transport while acknowledging that, for some journeys, driving remains the most practical option. By creating a more sustainable transport system, we aim to reduce congestion in Nelson, meet greenhouse gas emission goals, and create a parking system that allows our community and visitors to spend quality time enjoying retail and hospitality in a people-focussed city.