Captain Springs Road, Onehunga - Broken yellow lines Captain Springs Road, Onehunga - Broken yellow lines

Consultation status: closed 24 April 2018

Proposal reference: BYL-242

We are proposing new broken yellow lines between 195 and 199 Captain Springs Road in Onehunga. This involves the loss of approximately 4 on-street car parks.

Download the consultation drawing for Captain Springs Road (PDF 226KB).

Why the changes are needed

Restricting parking to one side of the road will ease traffic queues that extend from the intersection with Mays Road.

We are also aiming to provide better visibility for people using the driveway of 197-199 Captain Springs Road.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed with minor changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below. Changes based on this feedback include the extension of broken yellow line parking restrictions.

Feedback received

  • Requests to extend broken yellow lines to 201 Captain Springs Rd to allow enough space for large vehicles to pass. Respondents report that trucks often use this road and are frequently obstructed by parking and other car movements. Upon reviewing this feedback, we have decided to extend the proposed broken yellow lines by one car park length to the southern edge of the driveway of 201 Captain Springs Road.
  • Concern regarding the rising volume of traffic, including heavy vehicles, travelling through residential streets in this area. One respondent suggests that Captain Springs Rd could have a weight limit to reduce the number of large vehicles and trucks travelling near the school, day care facility and church. We are reviewing layout changes on Nielson Street to aid heavy vehicle movements. These changes may improve heavy vehicle movements within the residential section of Captain Springs Road.
  • There is concern about the removal of on-street parking which is reported to be limited in this street. This includes a suggestion that a lack of on-street parking options will have a negative effect on property values. We are proposing to remove parking to increase visibility for vehicles exiting the driveways of 195, 197, and 199 Captain Springs Road. Removal of parking will also assist with two-way traffic flow approaching and departing the intersection of Captain Springs Road and May Road.
  • Request for Residents only parking scheme operating at weekends to allow resident visitors space to park. We are currently reviewing residential parking schemes and developing a new AT residential parking policy. Although we continue to honour existing parking schemes, we will not extend residents exempt parking permits to new areas pending the outcome of this review. Find out more information about AT residential parking schemes
  • Concern that driveway at 197-199 will be used as a parking space if on-street parking is restricted at this location. Because parking across driveways is prohibited, we recommend regularly reporting these infringements to our parking enforcement call centre, which operates 24 hours, 7 days a week on 09 355 3553.
  • Concern that the proposed permanent removal of on-street car parking addresses a problem that only occurs within certain times of the day. Have temporary restrictions been considered? With cars parking close to a driveway that serves as access to multiple properties, visibility becomes an issue outside of working hours as well. To assist motorists exiting the driveway, we are proposing permanent parking removal. 
  • Suggestion that attending to overgrown trees would better alleviate problems with driver visibility. Over grown trees are not entirely the issue at this location, as it is cars parked north of the driveway of 199 Captain Springs Road that restrict driver visibility.
  • Concern that there would be nowhere for vehicles to stop, to allow traffic to pass, before reversing into the driveways of 195 or 197. The proposal is to improve visibility exiting the adjacent driveways, which includes the driveway of 195 Captain Springs Road. Residents may also have an opportunity to manoeuvre within their property and exit foward.

Next steps

This work will happen in the first half of the 2018/2019 financial year, 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.