Auckland Transport

Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama - No stopping at all times restrictions

Consultation status: closed 27 March 2017

This consultation was reopened before as there had been changes.

The revised proposal now includes an extension of No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) further north on the corner of Kohimarama Road and Rawhitroa Road, removing one parking space outside no.102. This change would allow greater visibility to the north for those turning out of Rawhitroa Road, helping to improve congestion in the area at peak hours; please view updated drawing for further details.

Why the changes are needed

Despite parking opposite the intersection of Kohimarama Road and Rawhitiroa Road being illegal as per road user rules, it has been observed that many still use the area for parking especially during school hours.

Parking in this area creates visibility issues for pedestrians crossing from the school and also visibility/accessibility issues for drivers exiting Rawhitiroa Road and those driving northbound on Kohimarama Road.

Download the updated consultation drawing for Kohimarama Road (PDF 182KB) 

Feedback results

The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed with changes to the next stage of detailed planning. 

The changes include extending the existing broken yellow lines outside 102 Kohimarama Road north by about 9 meters. This will improve visibility for drivers turning right out of Rawhitiroa Road and southbound traffic approaching the intersection of Kohimarama Road and Rawhitiroa Road.

Specific feedback

  • Parking in intersection is not currently illegal due to the broken yellow lines stopping after the crossing. The proposal formalises an existing legal requirement (which is not being adhered to) for drivers to stop, stand or park on, or within 6 meters of an intersection. This proposal will also improve visibility for pedestrians at the zebra crossing.
  • Change broken yellow lines to P5 (5 minute parking) or P10 (10 minute parking) to retain parking. We no longer use P5 and P10 restrictions as they are impractical and difficult to enforce. A parking space outside 103 Kohimarama Road will be retained with more parking available on the northern side of Rawhitiroa Road as well as north of Kohimarama Road. 
  • Extend broken yellow lines down Rawhitroa Road. Our investigation confirms found that further parking restrictions east along Rawhitiroa Road were not required. We will be extending the broken yellow lines to the driveway of 102 Kohimarama Road to improve the visibility for drivers turning right our of Rawhitiroa Road. 

Next steps

We expect to begin this work by July 2017, subject to any further design changes or funding issues. Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to affected residents prior to construction.