Auckland Transport’s rejection of re-painting mobility parking isn’t anymore acceptable than their reason for doing so.
Marc Hannan of Auckland Transport has labelled the job of re-painting mobility parks around the city as too costly.
This comes despite the fact that many other regions around New Zealand are already taking on advice from CCS Disability Action to repaint mobility parking spots blue.
Research has shown that mobility parking infringements are down by 13% when painted blue.
But Auckland Transport is strongly against any plans of making the proposed changes.
Hannan, on behalf of Auckland Transport, claimed that the fix would cost too much for the taxpayer.
With the rising price of taxes paid by Auckland residents already, many disabled people feel that the claims made by Hannan are nothing more than a cop out.