Consultation status: closed 3 August 2017
Proposal reference: BYL-147
We are extending the Broken yellow lines along Claybrook Road to the driveway behind 473 Parnell Road.
Why the changes are needed
Due to the narrow width of the road, and the fact that cars are allowed to park on both sides almost all the way up to the junction, cars entering and exiting Claybrook Road often find themselves in the same lane, causing operational and safety concerns.
The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed with changes to the next stage of detailed planning. Please download revised drawing (PDF 461KB).
Specific feedback and proposed solution
- Traffic volume exiting and entering Claybrook road is very low, therefore this proposal is not necessary. This issue was first investigated after we received multiple complaints regarding the operation of this intersection. Consultation has shown that the majority of residents share this concern.
- Parking is important for the town houses and student accommodation on Claybrook Road, removing four spaces is excessive. We will be changing the length of the parking restrictions to approximately two spaces to achieve an optimal balance between safety, operation and parking.
- Resident parking permits should be introduced instead. We are currently investigating a Residents Exempt Parking Scheme at this location. The Residents Exempt Parking Scheme would still allow people to park too close to the intersection.
- Extend Broken Yellow Lines all the way to the end of the street. Parking is in high demand in the area and is a valuable asset to residents. Due to this, we do not want to remove any more parking than is necessary. Site investigation shows that the street is wide enough to allow parking on both sides and still allow emergency vehicles to pass. Therefore, we will only be installing broken yellow lines where they are shown on the revised plan.
- Remove the trees on the opposite side of the road to free up space. This would not solve the issue of cars being in the right hand lane close to the intersection. Removing parking on the northern side allows vehicles to be in the correct lane as they approach the intersection. Additionally, consultation showed the majority of residents are in favour of broken yellow lines on the Northern side of the road.
- The distance of Broken Yellow Lines is not mentioned, would recommend 10 metres minimum. We will be changing the length of the parking restrictions to approximately 2 car parking spaces (11m).
We expect to introduce this work in the 2017/18 financial year, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.