“No Parking” vs “ No Standing”
I am no lawyer but internationally there seems to be a distinction between “No Parking” vs “ No Standing”.
I think we as citizens generally “get” the difference. “Parking” usually denotes the driver “leaving a vehicle” and “Standing” refers to the diver NOT leaving the car. Clear enough. So when one looks at the signage on these zones...it does state clearly No parking. Understood. But what is obviously not understood is that a 10 second drop-off-or-pick-ups will absolutely attract a ticket. The sign does NOT state this. And it would be reasonable to reflect that the sheer volume of tickets issued since the introduction of this approach would indicate that most motorists do/did not appreciate this point: while there IS a difference the world over..there isn’t in Queenstown. (Really?.) Moreso...it would also VERY strongly indicate the need for a drop-off-or-pick-up zone for the many folks/families/tourists etc to be able to stop a vehicle (not “park”) somewhere without fine or consequence while kids/staff enter or exit a vehicle. Your parking warden policing such a continuously moving stream would find that few abuse it & the task would self fund. If a lawyer was to explore the legal distinction between the two words and discover that there is indeed a difference in law, I suggest they’d be swamped with clients from Queenstown.