Proposal status: Feedback closed 8 October 2019, last updated 1 November 2019.
Reference number: BYL-410
We've proposed changes in your area
We've proposed new broken yellow lines parking restrictions on Awarua Crescent in Ōrākei. Our proposal responds to requests from local residents to address the issue of parked cars blocking street access for drivers and larger vehicles, such as rubbish trucks and emergency services. Please see proposal drawing for the location of proposed broken yellow lines.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are needed to improve street access for residents and rubbish trucks, which are unable to access Awarua Crescent when vehicles are parked on both sides of the street.
The proposed changes will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being implemented. Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- Many respondents supported the proposal, noting that broken yellow lines along one side of Awarua Crescent will improve accessibility on the street, especially for rubbish trucks and larger vehicles.
Thank you for the support. We hope that the new parking restrictions will resolve current accessibility concerns.
- Request to install parking bays due to higher influx of vehicles from the apartment complex and anticipated developments.
For parking bays to be installed, the width of the footpath would need to be reduced. AT does not feel that reducing services for pedestrians is an appropriate solution. Often, apartments will provide off-street parking for residents. We advise against relying solely on on-street parking, as it can be subject to short-term change and cannot be guaranteed to meet the needs of residents.
- Request for a residential parking permit scheme to give parking priority to residents.
AT is currently only considering residential parking schemes in the suburbs around central Auckland which have little or no off-street parking. AT does not feel that the properties on Awarua Crescent meet this criterion, so it would not be a candidate for a residential parking zone.
- Request to install speed calming measures due to Awarua Crescent being used during peak hours as a shortcut to bypass traffic congestion.
We are currently working on a plan to manage speeds on Auckland’s roads. This plan targets the highest priority areas based on the level of safety risk measured for each road on our network. While we do appreciate your concerns, this street is not currently listed as a high priority area within our Residential Speed Management programme, as other areas in the region are experiencing higher speeds and safety risk. We have added your comments to our database to indicate support for safer speeds in your residential area. Read more information about the residential areas that will be prioritised for further investigation.
- Request to extend broken yellow lines on one side of the street along the entirety of Awarua Crescent from Ngaiwi Street to Ngaio Street.
We can confirm that our plans involve extending existing broken yellow lines on one side of the street to cover the entirety of Awarua Crescent between Ngaiwi Street and Ngaio Street. Please download the proposal drawing for Awarua Crescent (PDF 460KB) to see where the broken yellow lines will be painted.
These works are planned to begin January 2020, 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.