The Herald has repeatedly raised concerns about Auckland Transport’s ‘radical plan’ to remove parking on 3.25% of roads over a decade, saying it could kill local businesses. Hayden Donnell suggests a different perspective on The Spinoff. Councillor Richard Hills said reallocating carparking to public transport and cycling was the only way to address congestion without widening roads. He pointed to Karangahape Rd, where businesses reported an upturn in profit following a $30 million cycling and walking upgrade.