Consultation status: closed 7 May 2018
Proposal reference: BYL-253
We are proposing to introduce new parking restrictions along Levene Place in Mount Wellington, including:
- Installation of a new P15 Loading Zone in front of property 17 Levene Place.
- Introduction of broken yellow lines around the cul-de-sac and around the exit to 9 Levene Place.
- Installation of new P120 parking signs along the eastern side of the street.
Why the changes are needed
Our investigations show that vehicles frequently park outside of designated on-street parking zones and encroach on or block driveway access for several businesses at this location. This proposal aims to address existing access issues on Levene Place and to introduce a new designated loading zone that will greatly benefit local businesses.
The proposal received positive 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 revised proposal now includes the installation of additional broken yellow lines around existing driveways and in the vicinity of the intersection with Waipuna Road. These changes will further clarify to drivers where parking is prohibited in accordance with the New Zealand Road Code.
- Requests to also install broken yellow lines across the southern driveway of 9 Levene Place. The proposal has been modified to incorporate broken yellow lines around all driveways along Levene Place. This revision will ensure that vehicles do not limit or obstruct driveway access to properties at this location.
- Request to install broken yellow lines out front of 1 Levene Place to maintain truck manoeuvrability into and out of Levene Place. The proposal has been modified to incorporate broken yellow lines around all driveways along Levene Place. This revision will ensure that vehicles do not limit or obstruct driveway access to properties at this location. Hockey stick markings will also better outline where on-street parking is appropriate.
- Requests to install broken yellow lines on Levene Place near the intersection with Waipuna Road. Parking directly around an intersection is already prohibited according to the New Zealand Road Code. However, the proposal has been modified to include broken yellow lines in the vicinity of the intersection with Waipuna Road. We expect that these changes will help clarify where on-street parking is allowed.
- Suggestion that properties at this location should already have sufficient loading and unloading areas on-site and therefore the proposed loading zone is unnecessary. Our observations suggest that the road corridor continues to be utilised for the loading and unloading of goods, despite the lack of a designated loading zone. The loading and unloading of goods at different locations along Levene Place is causing operational issues and hazards. We believe that the introduction of a loading zone and new parking restrictions will improve operation of the road and reduce access issues.
- Concern that implementation of new P120 parking restrictions along the eastern side of Levene Place will cause parking issues to develop along the western side. This proposal aims to introduce a range of parking restrictions in order to balance varying parking demands. Time restrictions along the eastern side of Levene Place will allow for improved circulation of parked vehicles at this location.
- Requests to introduce P120 parking restrictions along both sides of Levene Place. This proposal aims to introduce a range of parking restrictions in order to balance varying parking demands. Retaining a share of the existing unrestricted on-street parking is a crucial component of this proposal.
- Concern that large trucks frequently park at the entrance to Levene Place and obstruct access for other vehicles. To further deter vehicles from parking around the intersection with Waipuna Road, the proposal has been modified to include broken yellow lines in the vicinity of the intersection. Nevertheless, parking directly around an intersection is an infringement and should be reported to our parking enforcement call centre, which operates 24 hours, 7 days a week on (09) 355 3553.
We expect to introduce this work between July 2018 and June 2019, subject to further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notices to all affected residents prior to construction work.