Consultation status: closed 9 February 2018
Proposal reference: BYL-182
We are proposing to install broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times restrictions) on the Eastern side of Betts Avenue.
Why the changes are needed
There is currently parking on both sides of the street prior to the turning circle at the end of the road. As the road is quite narrow, having parked cars on either side of the street results in insufficient road width for vehicles to manoeuvre safely.
The proposal received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
- Does not feel the no stopping at all times restrictions are needed as the street is a cul-de-sac. We consider a street to be ‘narrow’ if the road width is less than 6.5 metres. 6.5 metres allows for 2 metres of parking on both sides plus a 2.5 metre through lane for emergency vehicles to utilize. This street is approximately 6 metres in width. There have been requests from residents of Betts Avenue for parking restrictions as they have had issues accessing the street on multiple occasions.
- Feels a reduction in parking will adversely affect the area as it is very close to commercial centres (Dominion Road, Sandringham Road). There is plenty of alternative off street parking in the vicinity of the commercial centres.
- Feels that people may choose to park on alternative streets such as Farrelly Avenue and hence just move the problem to another location. Farrelly Avenue is approximately 8 metres wide. This is wide enough to cater for parking and two way flow traffic, keeping in mind wide driveways can be used to pull over and give way.
We expect to introduce this work between July 2018 and June 2019, subject to further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notices to all affected residents prior to construction work.