Ferry commuters welcome to free marina parking

16:00, Oct 25 2010

Commuters are being given another reason to catch the ferry at Bayswater.

A joint initiative with the Auckland Regional Transport Authority, North Shore City Council, Bayswater Marina and Fullers ferries has opened up free parking at the marina for ferry commuters.

Transport authority customer services general manager Mark Lambert says free carparks for ferry users are available on weekdays.

"Taking the ferry from Bayswater to the city just got easier.

"It's a relaxing journey and it only takes 15 minutes into the city – and now passengers can enjoy the free parking at Bayswater Marina," he says.

Newly elected Devonport-Takapuna Local Board member and Shore councillor Chris Darby says ferry users now have access to 165 carparks at the marina.

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He says the transport authority's access agreement with Bayswater Marina will boost efforts to decongest Lake Rd and improve ferry patronage.

"It's a big win for ferry users and is one of the many ingredients of the Devonport Peninsula Travel Plan, a multi-pronged initiative to alleviate congestion on Lake Rd," he says.

Mr Darby says smart solutions like this combined with incremental improvement in other areas compound into making a significant difference.

Spaces are available on a first in, first serve basis.

Visit www.maxx.co.nz for information on ferry services.

North Shore Times