Proposal status: Feedback closed 9 March 2020, last updated 19 June 2020.
Reference number: BYL-440
We proposed changes in your area in February 2020
To improve visibility and vehicle access into Buttle Street, we proposed to extend the broken yellow lines on one side of Buttle Street, Remuera.
We have made minor changes to the design based on community feedback. Changes include extending the broken yellow lines from Buttle Street onto Arney 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.
- Request for the broken yellow lines to be extended further down Buttle Street and onto Arney Road, as far as driveway 9.
As we received many requests to extend broken yellow lines on Arney Road, we visited the site again and decided to extend the lines on both sides as shown in the updated drawing to improve visibility. However, due to the high parking demand in this area we are unable to extend the lines as far as number 9.
- Request for the broken yellow lines to be installed on both sides of the street as the street is too narrow to handle the high volume of cars.
Our proposed broken yellow lines on one side of Buttle Street will free up space along the top of the street and improve vehicle access. Buttle Street is approximately 7.4 metres wide and we consider a street to be narrow if it is less than 6.8 metres wide. We will continue to monitor the operation of this road and will consider further action if the issue is not resolved.
- Concern over accessibility issues at 3 Buttle Street due to cars parking on both sides and blocking other cars in and obscuring vision.
It is illegal to park within one metre of a driveway. If you notice a vehicle is parked within one metre of vehicle crossing and blocking access please call 09 355 3553 with the details of the vehicle. If enforcement fails to address this issue and parking vehicles continue to obstruct your driveway, we may be able to consider other options to address this issue.
- Concern that the proposal does not address the safety issue of the left-hand turn at Arney Road, which obscures oncoming traffic onto Buttle Street creating visibility issues.
Our proposed broken yellow lines will now free up the space along the top of Buttle Street and mitigate this issue.
- Request to extend broken yellow lines between 5 and 7 Buttle Street as cars regularly park within 1m of drive exit at 7 Buttle Street.
We would not look to install broken yellow lines between 5 and 7 Buttle Street at this stage. Parking within one metre of a vehicle crossing or driveway is illegal. Auckland Transport will only consider installing road markings where there is a regular history of enforcement action which indicates the need to take additional measures. If you notice a vehicle is parked within one metre of vehicle crossing and blocking access please call 09 355 3553 with the details of the vehicle.
- Concern over rubbish trucks not being able to collect the bins, particularly at driveways 3 and 4 due to large cars blocking the road.
We have contacted waste management and they have ensured us that they have no issues collecting bins on Buttle Street.
- Concern that the proposal will create more issues with parking, particularly for visitors.
We understand that there is demand for parking in this location and we have made sure that the loss of on-street parking spaces is kept to minimum whilst also improving safety at this intersection.
- Concern with regards to work commuters parking illegally on the corner of Buttle Street and Arney Road, creating visibility issues.
An AT parking officer has set up regular monitoring of this intersection which will help deal with this issue.
- Request for 120-minute parking limit and free parking permits for residents.
Residential parking permits cannot be considered at this stage because this area does not meet the required criteria for residential parking permits. Under AT's Parking Strategy, residential parking permits are only available when a Residential Parking Zone (RPZ) is introduced. As the majority of properties in this area have off-street parking, we are unable to consider an RPZ at this stage. However, under AT's Parking Strategy it is recommended that localised time restrictions such as P120 parking on sections of the street be introduced if parking availability consistently stays over 85% and is not generated by local residents. AT can undertake the parking review of this street later in the year.
- Various concerns over the safety of young children crossing the road on their way to school.
There have been no reported crashes at this location in the past 5 years involving a child or any pedestrians to indicate that there is a risk to pedestrian safety. However, we will continue to monitor the area to ensure this does not happen.
These works are planned between August and October 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.