Wynyard Quarter – Luxury Car Park
Update | 29 August 2011 | We are happy to report that action has been taken since this post went viral, you can read all about it HERE.
As rate payers we like to see where our money is going and what it is being used for. Nobody can deny the fact that Auckland’s newest waterfront, Wynyard Quarter, is a huge success and that all the people concerned with the project have done a great job but alas, it is fast becoming the most luxurious car park in Auckland. Millions of Dollars have been spent on high quality paving which is being used as a road and a space for cars to park. What is even worse is the fact that these selfish village idiots are parking on pedestrian crossings/access paths, driving along North Wharf Promenade because they are too lazy to get out of their cars and walk around, parking on the sidewalks and driving in-between public seating to gain access to pedestrian only zones such as the Eastern side of the Viaduct Events Centre, eventually driving across Karanga Plaza and thinking that the pedestrian only spaces are obstacle courses for the entertainment of motor vehicle drivers. Besides this we have witnessed an over-excited child run away from his parents, across North Wharf Promenade and in front of a car which was traveling at a high speed as if on some city street. The planning has been abysmal to say the least and who ever is responsible for this is very slow to react.
We have also watched parents with strollers having to walk to the end of the road because the public access ways are blocked by cars, we have witnessed people walking through the flower beds to get across Jellicoe Street because there is no other alternative and we have seen the struggle of somebody in a wheelchair having to search for a crossing point – all thanks to useless, selfish, idiotic car drivers who have the intelligence of an amoeba. We have to raise the question – why is there public car parks in Jellicoe Street ? it is beyond our comprehension to understand why there should be any car park spaces in Jellicoe Street when there is ample car parking in the surrounding area. Our Council keep telling us that they want Auckland to be the most liveable city in the World and that it will become a very pedestrian friendly city but they have failed to actually implement that plan at Wynyard Quarter. This is a great opportunity to start afresh and say NO to car parks where there is a high pedestrian count. There is also no excuse for people to have to drive there, we used the new and improved city LINK and it was fantastic. Stress free and efficient. In defense of the Waterfront Agency we must add that they have been handing out notices and placing traffic cones on some of the pedestrian crossings but they are blatantly being ignored as you will witness with these photographs.
Exhibit A – This is what the Pedestrian Access/Crossings look like at Wynyard Quarter (no cars were parked here due to the fact that it is too narrow) :
Exhibit B – Just look at this idiot, even if it was a double car park space he/she would have parked across both spaces. In fact this is a pedestrian crossing. In the second photo you will see how the cars in the background have removed the traffic cone and placed it in the flower bed so that they can have s spot for their lazy asses :
Exhibit C – As if parking on pedestrian crossings isn’t enough, these twits would like to have the pavement as well :
Exhibit D - This the best of all, why remove the traffic cones when you can ignore them and drive over them :
Exhibit E – This cretin decided to park on a pedestrian crossing located at the children’s playground but why drive in when you can reverse in, never mind if there are children running around behind you :
Exhibit F – More examples of people avoiding the obvious and parking where they feel like it :
Exhibit G – The Waterfront Agency placed this note on one of the vehicles (the only one that we could see). If you look close enough, you will see that the car actually belongs to somebody from the Auckland Council :
Should you spot your car here then we would just like to let you know that you are a lazy, selfish, idiot ! We have sent a link of this post to Mayor Len Brown, Mr Mike Lee and Mr Luke Henshall for comment, let’s see if there is the determination and will power to rectify this issue.