Auckland Transport

Dean St, Grey Lynn - no stopping at all times restriction

Consultation status: closed 8 November 2016

We are seeking feedback on a proposal to add No Stopping at All Times restrictions (broken yellow lines) around the cul-de-sac at Dean Street in Grey Lynn.

Why the changes are needed

This proposed change comes from public concern about the restricted vehicle movement caused by cars parked at the end of Dean Street.

Our site visits confirm that vehicle movement is an issue at this location, and we are proposing broken yellow lines to improve the issue.

View the proposed changes to the Dean Street cul-de-sac (PDF 423KB)


The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing the feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed with changes (accommodating the layout changes that occurred during the Bunnings Development) to the next stage of detailed planning. The extent of parking removed will remain the same.

Specific feedback and proposed solution

  • Request for residents-only parking scheme.
    We do not propose individual residential parking restrictions on specific roads as we have done in the past, but instead have moved to a zone approach which covers a wider geographic area. This avoids the issue of the problem being displaced into surrounding streets.
    We have added the requests for a resident parking scheme to our prioritisation list. At this stage, we are completing a proposal for Ponsonby and consulting on a scheme for Parnell and Grafton. However, the Grey Lynn area does isn't covered by this programme for the next 12 months and are unsure how requests in this area will progress.
  • No entry for trucks into Dean Street.
    The entry for trucks into Bunnings is now located on King Street. Bunnings trucks should not be using Dean Street any more.
  • ‘No Stopping At All Times’ aren’t needed as cars have always been able to U-Turn.
    We have received complaints about cars not being able to U-Turn. Recent site investigations also showed this to be an issue.
  • Request for an extension of the proposed ‘No Stopping At All Times’.
    The proposed ‘No Stopping At All Times’ will alleviate the issue of cars unable to U-turn at the end of Dean Street. There is no evidence to justify the extension of the parking restrictions at this location.
  • Request for additional works including parking restrictions on the corner on Brisbane Street.
    This request is out of scope of the proposal. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, provide feedback here.

Next steps

We expect to introduce this work in the 2017/18 financial year (starting in July 2017), subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.