Why is this parking trial necessary?

    There has been an increase in requests from business for a better turnover of Cleveland CBD parking spaces. 

    The Cleveland parking trial acknowledges that parking needs vary. Publicly available parking spaces in the town centres need to cater to different user needs and to changing circumstances for both business and consumers. 

    The Cleveland parking trial is designed to determine if an increase in the number of shorter timed CBD parking spaces will contribute to better parking equity and accessibility and improve outcomes for Cleveland business, their customers and motorists.

    Why were these locations chosen?

    The parking trial, incorporating a number of parking spaces on Bloomfield Street and Middle Street, will examine whether increasing the number of one-hour on-street parking spaces improves parking accessibility and business outcomes for Cleveland. 

    Three-hour timed parking spaces currently dominate Cleveland’s on-street parking. 

    The limited availability of shorter timed parking may impact on users wanting to conduct their activities quickly or impact on businesses that have higher retail turnover. 

    The trial recognises that the needs of libraries, hairdressing salons and cafes can be different from those of bakeries, butchers and newsagents. 

    Why not include other Cleveland on-street parking?

    These Bloomfield Street and Middle Street parking spaces have been identified as those that regularly experience high demand for parking, retail and pedestrian movement.

    See map for parking spaces.

    How will the trial data be collected?

    Council has set up a survey on this Your Say project page. It will be an important way of collecting information about the Cleveland parking trial and user experiences. 

    Council will also work with Cleveland Centre business and organisations to identify changes to pedestrian and business activity during the trial period.