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Cape Horn Rd, Waikowhai - no stopping at all times restrictions

Consultation status: closed 14 December

We are seeking feedback on a proposal to add No Stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) along Cape Horn Road in Waikowhai.

We propose to:

  • Add broken yellow lines outside and opposite 1A Cape Horn Road.
  • Remove existing broken yellow line markings.
  • Add new road markings.
  • Install new parking areas. 

Cars travelling down Cape Horn Road have limited visibility and difficulty getting through one section of road. Adding new parking areas will help slow traffic down and make driving safer on this road. 

Download the consultation plans:

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your feedback.

The proposal received mixed 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.

Specific feedback and proposed solution

  • Question about the reasoning behind the proposed layout. The parking restrictions proposal aim to balance the need for vehicle accessibility and the demand of on-street parking in the area. At the top of the road where on-street parking is proposed, the road is wider and can accommodate parking on one side while still providing a two-way flow next to it. Parked vehicles at this location will also create a safer road environment by encouraging drivers entering Cape Horn Road from Hillsborough Road to do so at lower speeds. The centre line will be realigned which will enable entering drivers to have better visibility down the road. Removing on-street parking from outside 1A and 4 Cape Horn Road will allow vehicles travelling in opposite directions to pass each other safely. This will also improve visibility and in turn increase the stopping distance between opposing vehicles.
  • Concerns that the parking issue will be moved further down Cape Horn Road. The changes will not worsen bottleneck issues further down the hill. As on-street parking is proposed to be relocated, the utilisation of parking further down the hill will not be significantly impacted.
  • Suggestion that this proposal would make it difficult to back out of Ray White offices. Due to the width of the road at this point, there will be adequate visibility to see oncoming traffic whilst backing out of Ray Whites. Additionally, the parking gain near to the intersection will encourage drivers entering Cape Horn Road to reduce their speed, this will benefit vehicles backing out of Ray Whites.

Next stage

We expect to introduce this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.