Proposal status: closed 14 February 2019
Reference number: BYL-353
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to install broken yellow lines on the western end of Jason Avenue, near Sandringham Road. This would involve removal of some on-street parking at this location.
Why the changes are needed
The proposal aims to improve accessibility along Jason Avenue, particularly for larger vehicles including emergency services and rubbish trucks.
Currently, vehicles parking on both sides of the road can obstruct access especially during school drop off and pick up hours.
This project will proceed with minor 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.
Based on feedback received, we have decided to make minor adjustments to the layout of the proposed broken yellow lines. Please refer to the updated drawing for details.
- This proposal received positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported efforts to improve access along Jason Avenue.
- Requests to extend broken yellow lines along the length of Jason Avenue, and to extend broken yellow lines along one entire side of Jason Avenue.
Our observations have shown that the eastern end of Jason Avenue currently operates well, and we are not expecting that the proposal will result in significant issues around parking displacement. We will however continue to monitor the road after the changes have been made to see if any further changes are necessary.
- Concern that installation of broken yellow lines as proposed will shift parking issues to other parts of Jason Avenue, causing privacy issues for residents.
We are not expecting that the proposal will result in significant issues around parking displacement. We will however continue to monitor the road after the changes have been made to see if any further changes are necessary.
- Request to retain on-street parking outside of 1-7 Jason Avenue.
This has been accommodated in the updated proposal design. Please refer to the revised drawing for details.
- Enquiry as to whether parking on the berms is illegal and enforceable. Concern that the proposal will exacerbate these issues during school drop off and pick up hours.
As long as the parking does not obstruct the footpath and/or driveway access, Auckland Transport is currently unable to issue infringement notices for berm parking where there is no accompanying signage prohibiting it. We will continue to monitor the area following implementation of the proposed changes and will assess whether any additional changes are needed.
- Concern that some residents are installing fences along the berm to prevent vehicles from parking over it.
Items constructed within the road reserve such as fences, structures, and poles need to first be approved by Auckland Transport. Please note that according to section 55(2)(f) of the Government Roading Powers Act 1989, Auckland Transport can require removal of these items if they create a safety or visibility concern for pedestrians or other road users.
- Request to trim low lying tree limbs, etc. along the footpath of Jason Avenue.
Please contact Auckland Council and notify them which tree limbs you would like trimmed.
- Concern that the recent road reseal has not been fully completed - that there is loose gravel, etc.
This is being monitored by our Maintenance Team. Loose chips and gravel will be swept periodically as required, as per all chip seal sites.
- Concern that the current location of Bus Stop 8311 can limit visibility for parents turning into and out of the designated school drop off zone.
We acknowledge this arrangement can be inconvenient at times, however as buses arrive infrequently and should only be stopped briefly to pick up and drop off passengers, this situation is not expected to impose a significant delay on drivers wanting to enter or exit private property.
This work will happen by July 2019, and 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.