Proposal status: Feedback closed 21 February 2020, last updated 13 March 2020.
Reference number: BYL-438
We've proposed changes in your area
In February 2020 we proposed broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) in the turning head on Baden Powell Place in Remuera. Our proposal responded to concerns from local residents that vehicles cannot easily turn due to cars parked in the turning head at the end of this cul de sac. The proposed broken yellow lines aim to allow vehicles turn more easily, including waste collection and emergency service vehicles. The proposed number of parking spaces to be removed is 3.
The proposed changes will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being painted on the road. 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.
- Respondents supported the proposal which will improve access for waste collection vehicles and make turning in the cul de sac easier. Thank you for your feedback and glad to hear you support the proposal.
- Respondent requested additional broken yellow lines along one side of the road. Concerned that the resulting demand on parking on both sides of the road will make it difficult for emergency vehicles to gain access. Suggestion that AT would look bad if emergency vehicles are not able to get through.
When removing parking it is important that we have a justification for doing so. We have to ensure that the availability of parking is balanced with the safe operation of the road. Baden Powell Place is approximately 7.5 metres wide and we consider a street to be narrow if the road is less than 6.5 metres wide. A narrow width allows two metres worth of parking on each side of the road while retaining a 2.5 metre through lane. This is the minimum space required for emergency service vehicles to have access. Baden Powell Place road width allows 1 meter more than the minimum space for emergency vehicles to pass through. For these reasons, we are not able to proceed with your request for broken yellow line restriction along one side of the road.
- Respondents concerned that the broken yellow lines will increase parking demand on the rest of the road. Concern also regarding visitor parking.
We understand that there is demand for parking in this location and have ensured that we are taking out the minimum amount of parking required to achieve the improvements to the current operation at the turning head of Baden Powell Place.
- Respondent concerned that the proposal will increase the amount of cars parking on both sides of some driveways, making it more difficult to exit from those driveways.
Baden Powell Place is approximately 7.5 meters wide and has low traffic volume, so we believe there is no operational issue for vehicles exiting driveways. If you notice a vehicle is parked within one metre of a driveway and blocking access, please call the Auckland Transport call centre on 09 355 3553 with the details of the vehicle.
These works are planned between May – July 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.