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Hamlin Road, Mount Wellington - Parking restrictions Hamlin Road, Mount Wellington - Parking restrictions

Proposal status: closed 20 February 2019

Reference number: RTV-204

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing P120 parking restrictions along Hamlin Road, near the Sylvia Park Kindergarten.

Download the proposal drawing for Hamlin Road (PDF 604KB) 

Why the changes are needed

Sylvia Park Shopping Centre is right across the road from this location, many commuters park on this street all day, creating an issue for the local Kindergarten as there is no-where for parents to pick-up/drop off their children. These changes are needed to improve the turnover rate in this area.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. A summary of this feedback and answers to community questions and concerns is below.

Feedback received

  • This proposal received a range of positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported increasing parking turnover on Hamlin Road.
  • Request for resident permit parking restrictions.
    AT can only offer residential permits for a residential parking scheme.  Introducing a residential parking scheme in residential streets where a large majority have off street parking is not feasible.  
  • Concerns new parking restrictions will not be enforced.
    Parking enforcement operates 365 days a year across the entire Auckland region, and is an essential component of the transport system. AT compliance officers will monitor this area on a needs basis. AT is continuing to invest in technology to improve its efficiency and coverage of the region.
  • Request for shorter parking restrictions.
    Auckland Transport believes that any time limit less than P120 would not cater for the variety of residents, Kindergarten, and local schools needs in the area. This also falls in line with our parking strategy for any time restriction installed in a residential area.
  • Request for broken yellow lines to be introduced to one side of Hamlin Road.
    Hamlin Road is classified as a local residential street which is considered to have low traffic volumes. The width of Hamlin Road is approximately 9.8 metres wide which allows parked vehicles on both sides of the carriageway and 5.8 metres of clearance for vehicle traffic. While parked vehicles may reduce the traffic flow to a single lane, this has the positive effect of reducing driver speeds by visually narrowing the carriageway and encouraging greater care.
  • Requests for a 'Park and Ride' facility to be investigated and introduced.
    Based on AT’s regional priority assessment there is no funding identified in the current long-term plan to create park and ride capacity in the surrounding area. Additionally, this area is not ideal for a park and ride as the network benefits achieved would be minimal.
    The improvement we are making to the speed and reliability of our bus services network is to improve user experience and encourage new bus commuters. The objective is to get more cars off the road and discourage people from 'parking and riding' in local streets.  
  • Request for traffic calming measures.
    Auckland Transport will direct this query to the correct department about this concern about traffic calming devices.
  • Request for specific p5 or p10 parking restrictions outside Kindergarten and School on Hamlin Road.
    This proposal was intended to address the issue with all-day commuters in the area while also providing some turn around for visitors during peak times throughout the day, so that residents can have visitors to the area.
    Additionally, the parents with kids at the kindergarten or school will have an alternative to the pickup and drop off area on Longford Street. The P120 time restriction will be able to offer turn around for all the different visitors and residents in the surrounding area.
  • Request for p120 parking restrictions to be extended to Saturday.
    Currently evidence does not support extending the days of the restriction to a Saturday. However, we will continue to monitor the area for any changes and if in future the need is there we will address it accordingly.   

Next steps

We estimate that this work will commence by the end of April, 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.