Proposal status: Feedback closed 11 April 2022
Reference number: BYL-557
In March 2022, we proposed changes to make manoeuvring around Godfrey Place easier for rubbish truck drivers.
In the feedback we received, people shared their suggestions about how the issue of large vehicle manoeuvring could be solved without removing parking that is frequently used by residents. We have investigated these alternatives and instead of installing broken yellow lines as originally proposed, we are going to:
- Install ‘No Stopping on Thursday 6am to 12pm’ signage in sections where it is difficult for a rubbish truck to turn.
Download the Proposal outcome for Godfrey Place (PDF KB)
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be implemented by the end of July 2022.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. Having parking restrictions only applicable during rubbish collection time was highly requested by the community.
The following is a summary of the other suggestions, and our responses.
- Suggestion to create an area for residents to leave their bins, for example at the T-Junction.
Thank you for the suggestion, but unfortunately it is not possible to reserve on-street parking for rubbish bins. We would have no power to prohibit a vehicle from parking in such an area.
- Suggestion for smaller rubbish trucks for smaller narrow streets.
We have discussed this with the company responsible for collecting the rubbish however, the number of available smaller trucks are limited and already located in narrowest streets across the city on Thursday.
- Suggestion to create parking bays so that cars don't angle park.
Vehicles are only permitted to park at an angle if the road controlling authority approves this and marks the road accordingly.
- Suggestion to provide better driver training.
Thank you for the suggestion, but driving training is outside AT authority.
- Suggestion to only extend the 8m of broken yellow lines to make turning for large vehicles easier.
Extending only the 8m section will not address the issue for the truck to manoeuvre around the cul-de-sacs.
- Suggestion to change the time of the rubbish collection to be when people will not be parked in the street, for example 9.30am.
While this is a valuable suggestion it would be difficult to guarantee that the collection could occur at such a specific time.
- Suggestion to focus on enforcing compliance with the road code and that if cars were parked correctly on the cul-de-sac the rubbish truck would have room to manoeuvre.
The road code clearly says that vehicles must park to the left unless otherwise instructed. We have undertaken modelling which shows that any vehicle parked in the cul-de-sac would cause an obstruction to the truck attempting to manoeuvre around the cul-de-sac.
Other suggestions for Godfrey Place
- Suggestion to paint broken yellow lines at the tip of the southern cul-de-sac as people park there illegally.
Most of the southern cul-de-sac consists of a drop kerb which no vehicle can park across. There is a very small section outside no.11 which could not accommodate a legally parked car. This means that no additional control is required to prohibited parking on this area.
If a car is illegally parked, please report this to our parking enforcement call centre which operates 24 hours, 7 days a week: 09 355 3553.
- Suggestion to create parking bays at 2, 4, 6 and 8 Godfrey Place.
While we appreciate that doing this would potentially allow the removal of ‘No Stopping’ controls on the southern kerb, AT does not have the budget available to create this additional area. In addition, there is a watermain laying directly beneath where the parking would be located, and so this would involve additional unfunded expenditure to move the water main.
We're proposing improvements in your area
Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. This proposal aims to address the difficulties that rubbish trucks have manoeuvring around the two cul-de-sacs.
A site investigation showed that vehicles often park at an angle in these cul-de-sacs, which makes it difficult for vehicles to drive in and out. We are therefore proposing to paint sections of broken yellow lines so that drivers can operate safely in this narrow street.
We are proposing to:
Paint 5 new sections of broken yellow lines on Godfrey Place. This will result in the removal of approximately 8 parking spaces.
If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it freepost using the address details on the form.
What happens next
- We’ll listen to all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward.
- We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this webpage.
- We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.
Kohimarama: Safe with us
Auckland Transport cares for your safety. We want to make our roads safe for everyone, people walking and cycling, especially for our kids and senior citizens and people driving. Projects like this one around Godfrey Place are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety over other measures (like minor time saving).