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Glenfell Pl, Epsom - Broken yellow lines Glenfell Pl, Epsom - Broken yellow lines

Proposal status: closed 24 July 2018

Reference number: BYL-299

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing to install broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times parking restrictions) at the western end of Glenfell Place, including parking removal.

Download the proposal drawing for Glenfell Place (PDF 153KB)

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed to prevent parked vehicles from blocking the entrance to 31 Glenfell Place.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below.

Feedback received

  • Suggestion to install Broken Yellow Lines along one entire side of Glenfell Place as a number of residents are experiencing access issues due to parked vehicles. An onsite inspection has confirmed that the majority of Glenfell Place is approximately 7.7 – 9.0 metres wide. A street is narrow if it is less than 6.8 metres in width; as such, Glenfell Place we do not consider a narrow street. At a minimum, this width allows 2 metres of parking on each side of the road while retaining a 2.8 metre through lane, which is the minimum space required for emergency services to access.
    While parked vehicles may reduce the traffic flow on Glenfell Place to a single lane, there are a number of opportunities where opposing vehicles can pass at driveways. The traffic volume is at a level where this form of operation does not cause excessive delays. These parked vehicles also discourage drivers from speeding as vehicles parked on either side of the road give drivers the impression of a narrow road, encouraging greater care when driving.
  • Suggestion to install clearway along the entirety of the southern side of Glenfell Place (no parking during weekdays from 8am to 3pm). This would ease issues arising from school students parking on the road. Glenfell Place is classified as a ‘Local Road’, meaning it carriers fewer vehicles and vehicle types than other roads. Clearways installed on local roads have been found to result in increased vehicle speeds. In addition, traffic delays on this road are not considered significant to justify a clearway.
  • Request to install a speed hump on Glenfell Place to reduce speeding. While this request does not fall within the scope of this proposal, we have passed your concerns onto the relevant internal team for further investigation.

Next steps

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.