Consultation status: closed 13 June 2018
Proposal reference: RTV-159
We are proposing to install a P15 Loading Zone , Goods Vehicles Only and, ‘No Parking off the Road Way’, signage on Crummer Road, Vinegar Lane and Pollen Street.
Why the changes are needed
A new phase of development has started on Crummer Road and we have been getting a number of complaints regarding parking related to the development between Crummer Road and Vinegar Lane. This has included parking on the footpath/berm and obstruction of vehicle entrances and the disregard of parking restrictions.
Installing a new P15 Loading Zone should help alleviate these issues.
This proposal will procced with some changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below.
- Request to have a loading zone installed outside 40-42 Pollen Street. As there is an existing Loading Zone available on the eastern kerb of Pollen Street we believe that another in such close proximity is not required. 10 minutes free parking is available within the paid parking zone which would provide a suitable closer alternative.
- Request for P15 Loading Zone to be available to both commercial goods vehicles and residents. The proposed P15 loading zone is designed to facilitate the development work going on in this area which is why we wish to restrict it to Goods Vehicles Only.
- Request that parking should be P10 or P15 for general use as this will help to develop the area and concern that if these spaces are only for goods vehicles they will be under used. 10 minutes free parking is available within the paid parking zone which will provide a suitable alternative for short term parking or loading for residents and customers. While the development work is in progress we do not anticipate that the loading zone will be under utilised.
- Request to change the parallel parking outside of 2 Vinegar Lane to angle parking. There is insufficient space to accommodate angle parking on Vinegar Lane as the road does not meet the minimum standards for manoeuvring as set out in our Code of Practice: there must be a minimum of 12.7 metres for spaces at 90degrees or a minimum of 8 mentres for spaces at 45 degrees, this does not include the traffic lane width.
- Request to have broken yellow lines installed outside the garage of 14 Vinegar Lane. After investigating we have come to the conclusion that 14 Vinegar Lane does not have a permitted vehicle entrance due to the lack of a drop kerb as well as the addition of a planted area and “One Way” sign immediately in front of the building entrance.
If evidence can be provided of a consented vehicle crossing, then we would be happy to investigate this further.
- Request to have broken yellow lines installed in front of the garage of 12 Vinegar Lane as parked cars are blocking residents. We now rarely implement broken yellow line markings across driveways, except for in high-use or emergency access situations, such as at fire stations and medical centres. This is due to issues that we face citywide with compliance with the road rules. It may also inadvertently send the message to motorists that they may park over driveways that do not have such markings in place.
The most appropriate road markings to address this issue would be white limit lines to guide motorists to the appropriate place to park. These are used in locations where a regular enforcement history has demonstrated a need for additional steps. While we appreciate that this parking behaviour is inconvenient, a history of an issue must exist to justify the installation of road markings.
Therefore, if a vehicle is parking within one metre of your vehicle crossing and blocking your access, please contact our call centre on (09) 355 3553 anytime with the vehicle details, and enforcement will be organised. Should regular, consistent enforcement prove ineffective, we will consider installing the limit lines.
- Request to have the plan delayed by 12 months and reviewed at this time when construction works will be nearer completion. As the first phase of construction work had a negative effect on available parking on Crummer Road, we have proposed this change in an attempt to address the disruption before it occurs during the second phase.
- Request to install parking meters as cars are left for several days leaving visitors to park elsewhere. The parking in this immediate area is part of the Ponsonby paid parking zone and the area to the west of the boundary is to be included within the Grey Lynn zone so it will become restricted.
- Request to have ‘No Parking Off Roadway' on the opposite side of Vinegar lane. We have investigated and considered this request and as a result, we will extend our proposal to include this area.
This work will happen in between July 2018 and June 2019, 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.