Whether you have been in Wellington for 10 days or 10 years, I always think it's good to brush up on the 1) speed limits and 2) parking rules. We want to make sure you are safe and your trip goes smoothly from start to finish.
1. Speed Limits & Cameras
Our local speed limits can take some time to adjust to. Here are some basic points to help keep you safe and avoid a speeding fine 💸.
1.1 Central City
A recent change in August 2020, The speed limit in most of Central Wellington is 30 km/h. Look out for the signs and check here for the specific streets.
1.2 Motorway & Speeding Cameras
Once you're out of Wellington and onto the motorway, the speed limit varies between 80km/h and 100km/h. Make sure you're always aware of the speed limit. A common speeding fine I've seen is $120 for exceeding the 80km/h limit at Nguaranga Gorge 👀
2. Parking Your Mevo in Wellington
Driving a Mevo means you have special perks to start and end your trip in different locations within the Mevo Home Zones. You're free to park anywhere while on the trip, however, you must comply with the location's parking rules, limits and fees. Read all the way to the end on where you CAN (2.1 to 2.4) and CANNOT (2.5) park.
When you're ready to End Trip you must park your Mevo in one of the following parking zones:
2.1 Dedicated Mevo Parks ✅
Mevo has several dedicated car parks, chargers, throughout the CBD home zone and at the Wellington airport. You can them in the app while on trip under "Map & Parking" and marked by the P icons.
Our dedicated parks will always be signposted with either white paint ⚪️ or a blue Mevo sign on the post 🔵. If it is not marked and there are no Mevo signs, don't do it!
2.2 Metered Parking ✅
Metred parking is common in Central Wellington. With Mevo you can park or End Trip in a Metered Park within Wellington for free. Before you walk away, check nearby for special conditions such as clearway (I'll explain these a little further down).
2.3 Coupon Parking ✅
Coupon Parking zones are another type of parking common in inner suburbs of Wellington like Oriental Bay, Mount Victoria, Newtown etc. You can park or End Trip in a Coupon parking zone at any time.
2.4 P120, P180, P240 Parking ✅
Time-restricted parking is also common in the inner suburbs of Wellington and is indicated by the maximum allowed time in minutes. For example, P120 means the parking zone has a time limit of 120 minutes. Your Mevo has a special permit that allows you to end your trip there.
2.5 Where not to park ❌
While can park nearly everywhere with your Mevo, there are some restricted places that you cannot park. To avoid a hefty parking fine, always check for special conditions and take note of these common ones below.
Clearway & Bus Lanes ❌
Sometimes the metred parks are marked with a CLEARWAY sign! Do not end your trip here. These are busy roads and need to be kept clear during peak traffic times. The parking wardens are extra vigilant at these times and you can be charged for $150+ for the towing costs. Check around before you press End Trip!
Residents Parking ❌
These Residents Parking spaces are reserved for those with resident parking permits. To avoid angry neighbours, please do not end your trip here 🙅♂️. If you are a resident of the street and would like to see Mevo be included in Residents parking, please kindly make a submission to the city council here.
P60, P10, P5, Loading Zones, supermarkets, private parks, driveways... ❌
Please do not end your trip in commercial parking lots such as supermarkets, private parking lots, loading zones, taxi/bus zones, disabled, reserved locations or any other illegal spots. These either make it inaccessible for other members to find the vehicle or disrupt other people's needs. Be kind, don't end your trip there!
I hope I covered most of what you need to know here. For the most up to date info, always check https://mevo.co.nz/wellington/home-zone
Know some helpful tips that I haven't covered here? Let me know!