Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: RTV-428
In June 2022, we proposed changes to improve parking management and traffic flow at Kipling Avenue, Epsom. After reviewing all the feedback we received, we are proceeding with the following changes. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
- Introduce a P120 parking zone, 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday from 20-24 Kipling Avenue, Epsom
- Paint broken yellow lines from 24 Kipling Avenue, Epsom to 144 Gillies Avenue.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed in October to November 2022.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. Based on the feedback we received we’ve reduced the length of time restricted parking on Kipling Avenue. We received support for the broken yellow lines to make it easier for drivers to turn out of Kipling Avenue.
Here is a summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions:
- Suggestion to paint broken yellow lines along Gillies Avenue and on both sides of Kipling Avenue at their intersection to improve visibility and prevent large vehicles from parking on the diamond.
We checked visibility at the Gillies Avenue and Kipling Avenue intersection and found the existing broken yellow lines provided sufficient visibility.
When there are cars parked on roads and near intersections, other drivers are encouraged to approach more carefully and at lower speeds, improving safety for everyone. Painting additional broken yellow lines would make the road appear open and wider, encouraging drivers to enter Kipling Avenue at higher speeds.
- Suggestion to provide parking permits for residents so they can park outside their own houses for longer than 2 hours.
We’ve changed the proposal design in response to feedback so that most of the parking on Kipling Avenue will remain unrestricted. The resident parking permits are issued under a residential parking zone (RPZ).
Residential Parking Zones are primarily designed for city fringe areas where there are number of old properties that either do not have off-street parking or have no provision to create one on the property. In streets like Kipling Avenue where almost all properties have off-street parking, we propose P120 on one side of the street without the permits. This helps in creating parking turnover and a balance between different parking needs.
- Concern that encouraging short term parking will add to the traffic problem between 8am and 5:30pm.
Short term on-street parking will increase parking turnover. This may increase traffic, but we always prioritise on-street parking to be short term so that more visitors have an opportunity to park.
However, we have made changes to the proposal that mean a smaller number of short-term parking spaces will be available. This will reduce the impact on traffic.
Vision Zero / Safety
- Install a Pedestrian Crossing on Kipling Avenue and Gillies Avenue for the safety of school students and pedestrians that cross there. Install speed humps to stop cars speeding along the road.
This proposal was in response to requests about parking. We will however continue to monitor the operation of vehicles along Kipling Avenue and investigate other solutions to reduce what issues may arise if deemed necessary.
- Suggestion for the medical centre being built on Kipling Avenue to provide an incentive to their clients, for example, free parking or a free pass for using public transport to attend their appointment.
With the changes made to the proposal, there’s still unrestricted parking available nearby.
We cannot comment on a private entity’s parking arrangements for their clients.
We're proposing improvements in your area
Listening to what you have to say is important to us. Your local knowledge can help us make better decisions, so together we can achieve the best outcomes for your neighbourhood.
We are proposing to:
- Implement a P120 (two hours) parking restriction along one side of Kipling Avenue, Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.
- Install broken yellow lines near the intersection of Kipling Avenue and Gillies Avenue. This would remove 2 on-street parking spaces.
How will this benefit your neighbourhood
Auckland Transport would like to work with you to improve parking management and traffic flow in your neighbourhood. We have received requests over the last couple of years to consider introducing parking time restrictions on Kipling Avenue, Epsom.
The requests stated that the parking demand is high on this street due to people parking all day and accessing public transport and other nearby facilities. We investigated and found that the peak parking demand was around 95% during our site observation thus a parking management change is proposed to make it easier to find parking.
Implementing a P120 time restriction along one side applying Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm will help improve parking availability for anyone looking to park for the short term, including visitors to residents and businesses. Having a time restriction on one side of the street and unrestricted parking on the other side of the street would create a balance between long-term and short-term parking needs and would alleviate all day parking issues currently observed during our site observations.
Broken yellow lines closer to the intersection at Gillies Avenue end will improve the overall traffic flow on the street specially during peak times which was one of the concerns highlighted to AT in the requests received.
Have your say
What happens next
- We’ll consider 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.
We have also proposed the same changes on Domett Avenue in Epsom.
Epsom: 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 Kipling Avenue 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).