If Auckland Council was surprised at being rebuffed in its call to link arms with other councils around the country and ticket motorists for parking on berms, it really shouldn't have been.

The ill-considered and ill-fated plan was to create a law allowing councils to ban vehicles on street verges across swathes of residential roadsides - without putting up warning signs.

Mayor Phil Goff plainly stated his view before the Super City remit was soundly stalled at the conference in Wellington's TSB Bank Arena.


"We don't want a city with hundreds of signs saying 'do not park on the