Consultation status: closed 13 April 2018
Proposal reference: BYL-221
We are proposing to install broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times restrictions) on Jackson Street, Onehunga on both approaches of the vertical crest.
Why the changes are needed
Jackson Street has parking on the approach to the crest and vehicles are forced to manoeuvre to the middle with restricted visibility to pass by parked vehicles. This will improve safety and visibility for drivers.
The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will not proceed to the next stage of detailed planning.
- Suggestion that an upgraded, continuous footpath would be a greater priority than installing parking restrictions. The proposal for broken yellow lines was going to be implemented to aid with visibility while manoeuvring through the vertical crest. We will pass the footpath request to the correct team for investigation.
- Concern that speeding is the issue on this street, not parking. AT will investigate the speeding issues on Jackson Street and following investigation, we will add it to our prioritisation list if needed be for future speed calming consideration.
- Suggestion that AT should restrict traffic to one way on Jackson Street. We will investigate this request.
- Concerns around safety as cars will concentrate parking around numbers 12 and 13. Proposal was to allow sufficient lane width for vehicles to manoeuvre over the vertical crest as forward visibility is currently significantly reduced due to parked vehicles. After review, AT has decided to not go ahead with the proposal as there is potentially an issue of speeding and removing parking would increase speeds.
- Confusion around the drawing – broken yellow lines shown across driveways. We have reviewed the extent of parking removal and have decided to not go ahead with this due to high parking demand and existing speeding issues as parking removal would encourage greater speeds.
- Suggestion the restrictions are not required, and concern around parking removal. AT have reviewed the proposal and the feedback received, and have decided to not go ahead with the parking restrictions.
- Request for the restrictions to be on both sides of the road. Installing broken yellow lines on both sides of the road adjacent to the street entrance will encourage greater vehicle speeds entering the street. Parking on both sides narrows the road hence motorists slow down when entering the street.
- Requests additional works including:
- Request for AT to look into Herd Road and Symonds Street.
- Suggestion that AT remove the footpath on one side and turn it into parking.
- Request that the street is made no thoroughfare, residents only access.
- Request for the street name to be replaced on Jackson Street.
While these requests and concerns do not fall within the scope of this proposal, we have passed your concerns onto the relevant AT team for further investigation. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please fill in a feedback form or report a problem to be fixed.
From the feedback we have received, it seems there are existing speeding issues on Jackson Street. We will investigate these issues in the near future and if speed counts, crash analysis, site observations and other factors do indicate a speeding issue, we will add Jackson Street to our list for future speed calming consideration. At this stage, we have decided to not go ahead with this proposal.