Proposal status: closed 5 June 2018
Proposal reference: BYL-216
We are proposing to extend the broken yellow lines on the southern side of Greenpark Road.
Why the changes are needed
On-street parking along both sides of the road can result in congestion, obstructing access for emergency vehicles and other large vehicles and can make it difficult for cars entering and exiting their driveways.
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.
- Request to have broken yellow lines run continuously along the eastbound lane from opposite 62 Greenpark Road, to opposite the broken yellow lines at 50 Greenpark Road. This proposal is to allow multiple passing areas, to reduce congestion as well as allowing a staggered arrangement of parking to assist with speed calming. There is a high parking demand in this area, and removing additional parking is not justified at this stage.
- Request to have broken yellow lines along the length of the even numbered side of Greenpark Road. There is a high parking demand in this area, and retaining parking assist with speed calming, therefore, we do not recommend removing any further parking at this stage.
- Request for new broken yellow lines on either side of the driveway for property 38 to allow ease of access when entering and exiting the driveway. There are already existing broken yellow lines on either side of driveway 38 Greenpark Road.
- It does not appear that the current parking restrictions are enforced. We recommend regularly reporting such infringements to our parking enforcement call centre, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 09 355 3553. We have also passed this request onto the relevant team, who will investigate further.
- The maximum parking time should be controlled and restricted to 240 minutes, to ensure cars do not park on the street for lengthy periods. On-street parking is a valuable public asset, and we are therefore unable to make any changes solely to meet the needs of a particular individual, business, or organisation. Careful consideration is required when looking at amendments to the parking layout in any given location to ensure that the varied needs of the wider community are met. As part of the Parking Strategy, we want to remain consistent throughout the Auckland region with our time restrictions. Any time restrictions over three hours are difficult to enforce from a compliance point of view. P120 encourages more turnover for this mixed residential area than that of a P240, while at the same time giving residents and visitors to Greenpark Road options of where to park on the street during peak hours.
- Request to retain the two car park spaces in front of property 62 for residents and guests. Removal of parking outside 62 Greenpark Road is required to allow sufficient queueing length to reduce congestion. Sufficient available on street parking is near 62 Greenpark Road for residents to utilise.
- Removing parking will encourage vehicles to speed, and speeding is already an issue in this area. Parking removal is only on the approach and departure to the existing speed calming measure, and the removal aims at allowing sufficient road width to prevent congestion by allowing a passing bay. There is a staggered parking arrangement, which assists with speed calming.
This work will happen 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.