Tauranga City Council is surveying central city commuters to learn what parking and alternative travel options are important to them.
The survey is open from today Tuesday until Thursday, to better understand commuters' needs and thoughts on possible alternatives.
City Council staff will be interviewing people on the street and the survey is also available online.
The street survey focuses on short term parking customers, people who have come to the city centre for shopping or business meetings, says a statement from Tauranga City Council.
The survey asks people how much importance they place on things like cost, availability and location of car parks, and it asks what other travel options people would consider.
The online survey aims at all day commuters, people who work in the city centre.
“The online survey has been sent to some of the large city centre employers and is being distributed to local businesses via Downtown Tauranga.
“The surveys have been launched to see if there are any opportunities for the council to make quick improvements to parking availability in the short term.
“A lot of work is being done by the city and regional councils to make it easier for people to move around the city without relying on private vehicles, with significant public transport improvements coming next year.
“This week's parking surveys are a small measure to see if a bit of parking pressure can be eased in the meantime,” says the statement from the city council.