30 Mar 2019

More carparks on way for disabled drivers in Dunedin

7:05 pm on 30 March 2019

The Dunedin City Council is installing more mobility parks in the central city in response to concerns from disabilities groups.

parking place reserved for disabled person

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Five additional mobility parks will be installed in George, Princes and Hanover Streets now that space has become available with the recent opening of the city's new bus hub.

The bus hub opened on 20 March almost three years later than first planned and at a cost so far of $5.4 million.

The council's transport group manager, Richard Saunders, said the mobility parks will also be made more visible, in line with feedback from advocacy groups.

He said the council was moving to make it easier for those with mobility difficulties to access facilities and essential services.