Consultation status: closed 27 September 2017
Proposal reference: BYL-149
We recently asked for feedback on a proposal to install broken yellow lines on Harding Avenue in Mount Wellington. After reviewing all responses, we have expanded the proposed parking restrictions to Tidey Road.
If you have already responded to our first consultation in August, please be assured that this feedback has been received and will be considered alongside the new consultation.
New proposed changes
We are proposing to install broken yellow lines (no stopping parking restrictions) on the bend on Harding Ave and at the intersection with Tidey Rd in Mount Wellington, including parking removal.
Why the changes are needed
The changes will ensure driver visibility approaching the intersection of Harding Ave and Tidey Rd. Parked cars are creating visibility issues for drivers which is a safety hazard.
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
The proposal received positive 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.
Specific feedback and proposed solution
- Requests to reduce the extent of proposed broken yellow lines and retain parking spaces outside 34 and 36 Harding Ave. Respondents are concerned about the loss of on-street parking in this area. The proposed parking restrictions (broken yellow lines) are required on Harding Ave to ensure driver visibility on the approach to and departure from the bend in the road. Our proposal aims to minimise the loss of on-street parking while ensuring driver safety. Therefore, requests to reduce the extent of broken yellow lines cannot be incorporated in our final design.
- Suggestions that the broken yellow lines will result in parking congestion further along Tidey Rd and Harding Ave. Respondents report that commuters are regularly parking in these streets and causing greater congestion. Our assessment shows that there is sufficient space on these roads to meet the parking requirements of residents. Tidey Rd and Harding Ave are approximately 7.0 metres and 9.0 metres wide, respectively, and can accommodate parking on both sides of the street, leaving a road lane of sufficient width for emergency vehicles to pass.
- Requests for the proposed broken yellow lines to be extended to numbers 10, 11, 12 and 54 Tidey Rd to aid driver visibility and access. The proposed broken yellow lines at the intersection of Tidey Rd and Harding Ave are sufficient to ensure driver visibility approaching this corner. Because our proposal aims to minimise the loss of on-street parking in this area, requests to further extend broken yellow lines will not be incorporated in our final design.
- A request to trim or remove the tree that grows over the footpath near the intersection of Tidey Rd and Harding Ave to prevent it blocking driver sight lines. This tree is not currently obstructing visibility, but AT will continue to monitor its growth and trim when such issues arise.
- A question regarding whether a wider assessment of parking and traffic issues on Harding Ave has been undertaken. The areas of Harding Ave not included in this proposal have been assessed and significant operational issues were not raised. The eastern section of Harding Ave will be monitored and solutions will be proposed if safety and operational issues arise in the future.
- A request for speed calming measures on Harding Ave to prevent drivers using this street as a through route from Lunn Ave to the Ellerslie-Panmure Highway to avoid traffic lights. Our assessment shows that no speed related crashes have been reported over the past 5 years and traffic volumes on Harding Ave are not high. Speed calming measures are not required at this point in time, however Harding Ave has been added to AT’s prioritization list for future speed assessments.
- Requests for residents only parking schemes on Tidey Rd and Harding Ave. This proposal specifically addresses safety and visibility issues at the intersection of these roads. If you would like AT to consider changes to parking management in this area, please request this here.
We expect to introduce this work in the 2017/2018 financial year, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will notify all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.