Consultation status: closed 2 February 2018
Proposal reference: BYL-195
We are proposing to install Broken Yellow Lines at the intersection of Elphinstone Avenue and Greenville Avenue, along the northern side of Greenville Avenue, and around the end of Greenville Avenue.
Why the changes are needed
Greenville Avenue is 6 metres wide with parking on both sides. This causes issues for larger vehicles as there isn’t enough road width to manoeuvre safely, especially for rubbish collection trucks.
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
- Suggestion that there is ample space for large vehicles and trucks to pass if vehicles are parked along the road, and therefore broken yellow lines are unnecessary. According to Auckland Transport guidelines, a street is considered narrow if the width of the road is below 6.5 metres. Greenville Avenue is narrower than 6.5 metres, with parking on both sides of the road is likely to cause access issues and delays for emergency vehicles and other large vehicles. This proposal will eliminate those issues.
- Suggestion that instead of installing broken yellow lines on the northern edge of the street and cul-de-sac, broken yellow lines be installed along the shorter, southern edge of the street. This proposal aims to minimise overall impact on street parking availability. Unlike the southern edge, the presence of private driveways along the northern edge of Greenville Avenue already limits availability of parking on that side of the road. As a result, if broken yellow lines were installed along the southern edge of Greenville Avenue instead, it would result in a greater net loss of parking than the current proposal. Installation of broken yellow lines around the cul-de-sac will ensure that emergency vehicles have sufficient space to manoeuvre and turn around.
- Concern that installation of broken yellow lines along Greenville Avenue will cause further parking issues on nearby streets, including Elphinstone Avenue. Elphinstone Avenue is of sufficient width to accommodate parking on both sides of the road and to maintain a clear through lane.
- Concern that the proposal is not a constructive use of funds because Greenville Avenue is a small dead end street. This proposal is necessary to ensure road access for emergency vehicles and other large vehicles.
We expect to introduce this work between July 2018 and June 2019, subject to further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will notify all affected residents prior to construction work.