Hillside Crescent South, Mount Eden - Broken Yellow Lines Hillside Crescent South, Mount Eden - Broken Yellow Lines
Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: BYL-543
After further evaluation of the lay out of the design and discussions with affected residents, Auckland Transport has decided to remove approximately 10m of broken yellow lines from the design, to retain approximately 2 more parking spaces on Hillside Crescent South. This will ensure that safe access around the bend into Hillside Crescent South is maintained, whilst also meeting residents parking needs. The broken yellow lines will now only be painted on the bend, opposite no.19.
Download the updated proposal drawing (PDF 244 KB)
This project now has a construction target of June 2022.
In January 2022, we proposed to paint some broken yellow lines on Hillside Crescent South, Mount Eden. These changes are in response to a request we received to improve safe access into Hillside Crescent South, especially around the bend past 22 Hillside Crescent South.
After reviewing all your feedback, we've listened to residents' concerns and are proceeding with the following minor changes.
These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
Minor changes to the design:
- Remove 8 metres of broken yellow lines, extending south beyond 22 Hillside Crescent South. Hillside Crescent South will re-gain one parking space.
Download the updated proposal drawing (PDF 244KB)
What happens next
We expect the changes to be constructed in April 2022.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. Those supporting the proposal said that the broken yellow lines would increase safe access into Hillside Crescent South around the bend at 22 Hillside Crescent South, especially for larger vehicles.
Residents told us that when cars are parked on either side of the road their visibility is reduced, and travelling around the bend is dangerous. The proposed broken yellow lines will increase driver safety when travelling on Hillside Crescent South.
Here is a summary of additional comments and queries we received and our responses to them:
Broken Yellow Lines
- Concerned about extending the broken yellow lines down Hillside Crescent South, beyond 22, 24 and 24A. Parking demand on Hillside Crescent South is high and extending the broken yellow lines is not needed to improve safety around the bend.
Thank you for your feedback. Most stakeholders supported the proposal with minor changes and expressed their concerns about extending the broken yellow lines past the boundary line of 22 Hillside Crescent South. We have made minor changes to the proposal design based on your feedback. The broken yellow lines will now stop at the end of the boundary line of 22 Hillside Crescent South.
- Paint broken yellow lines outside the garage of 19 Hillside Crescent South, as the resident cannot exit if cars park here.
Broken yellow lines already exist outside 19 Hillside Crescent South. It is illegal to park across a driveway and obstruct access. If you notice this happening, please call our parking enforcement team on 09 355 3553 to report the vehicle.
- The proposal unnecessarily reduces the number of available parking spaces for residents when Hillside Crescent South is not too narrow or unsafe.
This proposal is in response to requests by residents that we improve safe access at the bend on Hillside Crescent South. The majority of respondents supported the proposal with minor changes. We understand that parking demand is high on Hillside Crescent South, but it is important to improve safe access around bends, especially on residential streets.
- Entering and exiting Percy Street from Mount Eden Road is currently unsafe due to lack of visibility and clear access if a vehicle entering Percy Street when another is exiting.
There are broken yellow lines at the intersection of Mount Eden Road and Percy Street. The broken yellow lines currently extend a fair distance down Percy Street, providing enough visibility for drivers and space for a two-way flow of vehicles entering and exiting. For these reasons, we would not currently put in more broken yellow lines at the intersection.
- Make Percy Street into a one-way street.
There were no reported crashes on Percy Street between 2017 and 2022. This suggests that the road is operating safely. Drivers tend to speed down one-way streets, which is not ideal for a residential street like Percy Street.
However, the Traffic Engineering team has suggested that broken yellow lines could be put in outside of 6 Percy Street to make the road less narrow for through traffic. We've passed this suggestion on to the Parking Design team for further investigation.
We're proposing improvements in your area
As part of our work to keep Aucklanders moving, we are planning to paint some broken yellow lines on Hillside Crescent South, Mount Eden.
We are proposing to:
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on the bend of Hillside Crescent South, between 22 and 24 Hillside Crescent South.
- This will remove approximately 4 on-street parking spaces.
Download the proposal drawing for Hillside Crescent South (PDF 242KB)
Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood.
These changes are a response to a request to improve safe access into Hillside Crescent South, especially around the bend past 22 and 24 Hillside Crescent South. By painting broken yellow lines on this corner, drivers will be able to safely pass one another when entering and exiting the street. This will improve access to properties on this corner and at the intersection.
Broken yellow lines will also ensure that drivers can clearly see one another when travelling around the corner, increasing driver safety and visibility on Hillside Crescent South.
If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it freepost using the address details on the form.
What happens next
- We’ll listen to all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward.
- We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this webpage.
- We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.
- It will take one day to paint the broken yellow lines in good weather conditions.
Mount Eden: Safe with us
Auckland Transport cares for your safety. We want to make our roads safe for everyone, people walking and cycling, especially for our kids and senior citizens and people driving. Projects like this one around Hillside Crescent South are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety over other measures (like minor time saving).