Proposal status: closed 11 September 2018
Reference number: BYL-319
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing new Broken yellow lines along Griffin Avenue, Epsom. This proposal involves the removal of one on-street car park.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are needed to improve accessibility for fire appliances, in the event they are required to enter the driveway located on the west side of the street.
The majority of the feedback we have received has been welcoming of the proposed changes. This project will proceed with minor changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below.
- A 'Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm' no parking restriction is already in place but not enforced. We have passed your feedback on to the AT parking enforcement team to act upon accordingly. If you notice a vehicle is parked illegally please call 09 355 3553 to arrange enforement.
- One of the 'No parking from 9am to 4pm' signs is hidden behind a stop sign at the end of the road. We will have an additional sign installed before the stop sign so that the clearway extent is more defined.
- I think the Broken yellow lines should be extended until the end of the road, Griffin Avenue is very narrow and even with a normal car I have issues entering my driveway. Our on-site inspection confirmed that Griffin Avenue is approximately 7.1m wide. We consider a street to be narrow if the road is less than 6.8 metres wide. At a minimum, this width allows two metres worth of parking on each side of the road while retaining a 2.8 metre through lane, which emergency services have confirmed is the minimum space required for them to have access.
The reason we are proposing yellow lines outside 1 Griffin Avenue is for safety reasons. As initially described, fire trucks would not be able to access this driveway which services 11 properties further back.
This work will happen before July 2018 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.