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Aldersgate Rd, Hillsborough - Broken yellow lines Aldersgate Rd, Hillsborough - Broken yellow lines

Proposal status: closed 14 June 2018

Proposal reference: BYL-277

We are proposing to install staggered broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times restrictions) at various points along Aldersgate Road, Hillsborough, including some parking removal.

Download the proposal drawing for Aldersgate Road (PDF 1.1MB)

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed because this is a narrow road (approximately 6 metres in width) with parking on both sides. This causes access issues and reduces visibility around the bends.

​Proposal outcome

This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below.

Feedback received

  • Respondents would like to see the proposed Broken Yellow Lines extended to include properties 3 – 14 Aldersgate Road. 3-9 Aldersgate Road already has exiting Broken Yellow Lines. The eastern side of Aldersgate from property number 16 to 2 Ben James Drive have Broken Yellow Lines hence allowing sufficient manoeuvring space for vehicles.

  • Respondent would like the proposed Broken Yellow Lines outside of property number 22 extended to include 28 Aldersgate Road. The proposal is to allow sufficient road width to reduce accessibility and visibility issues. AT has proposed Broken Yellow Lines on the northern side of the road at this location as this is on the approach to the bend hence extending Broken Yellow Lines until 28 Aldersgate Road is not required. The Broken Yellow Lines will allow sufficient road width to ease manoeuvrability.

  • Respondents would like Broken Yellow Lines placed on both sides of Hames Terrace. Hames Terrace is a low volume cul-de-sac and intersection of Hames Terrace and Aldersgate Road is very wide hence minimal accessibility and visibility issues present.

  • Respondents would like the proposed Broken Yellow Lines to be extended to include property number 41 Aldersgate Road. There are existing Broken Yellow Lines outside south of property number 41. Extending Broken Yellow Lines north of property number 41 would result in unnecessary parking loss as the current road width with parking on the western side does not cause access or visibility issues.

  • Respondents would like Broken Yellow Lines introduced on both sides of the road from properties 50 – 60 Aldersgate Road. Parking between 50-60 Aldersgate Road on the southern side reduces carriageway width to approximately 4.0m which is sufficient enough for emergency vehicles.

  • Respondents believe that the multiple blind bends along Aldersgate Road should have Broken Yellow Lines on both sides of the road. AT is proposing Broken Yellow Lines outside 1B as there is indented parking on the other side. This will increase visibility. AT is proposing Broken Yellow Lines on both sides of the bend outside property number 19 to increase forward visibility and accessibility. There is an existing parking bay outside property number 36 therefore AT is proposing Broken Yellow Lines along the rest of the bend on the southern side and on the northern side of the road to improve forward visibility and accessibility.

  • Respondent would like the Broken Yellow Lines at the intersection of Aldersgate and Hillsborough Road to be extended to include number 2 Aldersgate Road. There are existing Broken Yellow Lines opposite property number 2 along with proposing to extend the Broken Yellow Lines therefore there will be sufficient width for emergency vehicles.

  • Respondent believes that on street parking should be removed from the entire length of Aldersgate Road to make this proposal effective. On-street parking is of high demand on Aldersgate Road and assists with speeds calming along with the speed humps.

  • Respondent would like Broken Yellow Lines introduced outside properties 30 and 32 Aldersgate Road. Broken Yellow Lines proposed outside property number 33 to allow sufficient carriageway width and visibility for eastbound traffic on the departure from the bend. Additional Broken Yellow Lines outside 30 and 32 Aldersgate Road will not significantly increase accessibility or visibility however they will reduce legal parking spaces which is of high demand on this road.

  • Respondents have requested Broken Yellow Lines at the end of Aldersgate Road due to blocked access. Parking prior to the turning head on the southern side is opposite the driveway of property number 61 Aldersgate Road. There is approximately 3.4 m of road width which is sufficient enough for larger vehicles including emergency vehicles.

  • Respondent would like to see Broken Yellow Lines introduced to Puketutu Rise due to blocked access. This is private land hence AT is unable to install Broken Yellow Lines.

  • Respondents believe that Broken Yellow Lines are required on at least one side of Aldersgate Road but they should be staggered to allow for cars to pull over. This proposal includes a staggered arrangement of Broken Yellow Lines to reduce parking loss but still assist with speed calming and allow sufficient kerb side space at intervals for motorists to pull over.

  • Respondent would like Broken Yellow Lines added alongside 57 Aldersgate Road to allow for greater access to their driveway. If vehicles are parking too close or over driveway, residents should call for enforcement. Broken Yellow Lines on the southern side of the road should provide sufficient manoeuvrability width.

  • Respondent believes that there are already sufficient parking restrictions in place and that this proposal is not needed. Aldersgate Road is approximately 6 m in width which is not sufficient enough for parking on both sides and a through lane wide enough to cater for emergency vehicles. Also, AT has identified multiple bends on this road with insufficient forward visibility hence increase risk of head-on crashes. This proposal reduces the crash risk by increasing forward visibility and providing sufficient carriageway width for emergency vehicles through the entire stretch of Aldersgate Road.

  • Respondent believes that passing bays need to be installed at various intervals along Aldersgate Road to allow for 2-way traffic. The staggered arrangement of Broken Yellow Lines act as passing bays to allow motorists to pull over and give way.

  • Respondents feel that measures should be taken to break up the parking between properties 22 and 28 as this encompasses a long stretch of road which can be difficult to pass. The proposal includes Broken Yellow Lines on the northern side which will provide sufficient width for traffic flow including emergency vehicles. Westbound motorists can pull over and give way to eastbound vehicles if need be.

  • Respondent believes that Give way signs are required to make the ‘right of way’ clear to drivers. No one direction has priority over the other however passing bays due to the staggered Broken Yellow Lines arrangement can be used to pull over and give way.

  • Respondent believes that safety and accessibility issues would be alleviated if Aldersgate Road is widened. The cost of widening Aldersgate Road would outweigh the benefits. This proposal will sufficiently improve accessibility and visibility.

  • Respondents have requested for the speed hump outside 11 Aldersgate Road to be moved further up the hill to make it more effective at slowing traffic or have it removed. AT has reviewed the speed humps on Aldersgate Road recently and concluded that the speed humps are working well by lowering operating speed along the length of the road and reducing the risk of a serious injury in the event of an accident. Speed hump outside 11 Aldersgate Road is required to slow vehicles down before the intersection of Aldersgate Road and Ben James Drive and the bend on a straight downhill gradient. Relocating speed hump further up the hill will be less effective as it will be further from the intersection and bend.

  • Respondents have noted there is an issue with overgrown vegetation and damaged grass berms. Thank you for your feedback. Contractors have recently worked at this location. Our compliance auditors have visited the site and observed the grass to be growing back slowly. AT would like to allow more time to for the grass to naturally recover.
    AT will investigate overgrown vegetation on Aldersgate Road.

  • Respondent would like an investigation into whether additional speed calming measures are needed. AT will investigate speed calming measures on Aldersgate Road.

Next steps

This work will happen between July 2018 and June 2019, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting. ​