Auckland Transport

Livingstone Street, Grey Lynn - No stopping restrictions

Consultation status: closed 12 June 2017

We are proposing to install No stopping at all times restrictions on Livingstone Street, Grey Lynn.

Why the changes are needed

The street is too narrow to allow parking on both sides. Vehicles are currently parking opposite each other and on the kerb, blocking either the road or the footpath and making it difficult for emergency vehicles and rubbish trucks to get through. The proposal can fix these issues.

Download the consultation drawing for Livingstone Street (PDF 500KB)

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your feedback.

The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback and proposed solution

  • Suggestion that the issue has been predominant during the week therefore resident only parking should be implemented instead. We will no longer install the ‘Residents Only’ parking and instead install “time restricted areas” with residents exempt passes available for residents to purchase. We do not propose these individual residential parking restrictions on specific roads as we have done in the past, but instead have moved to a zonal approach which covers a wider geographic area. At this stage, we are completing a proposal for Ponsonby and consulting on a scheme for Parnell and Grafton. The Grey Lynn area does not fall into our programme for the next 12 months and at this stage there are no updates regarding this area.

  • There should be rule where it is not allowed for two vehicles to park on opposite sides of the road. The installation of broken yellow lines will make it not possible to park opposite each other on this street. If you see people parking illegally you can inform our Parking Enforcement team on 09 355 3553.

  • Request for AT to enforce existing bylaws and fine people who park on the footpath as this would solve the issue. Due to limited time and resources it is not possible for us to monitor parking on every street in Auckland and it is the responsibility of the drivers to park considerately. If you see people parking illegally you can inform Parking Enforcement on 09 355 3553.

  • Livingstone Street is currently used as a shortcut and vehicles are passing through it too quickly. A one-way street should be installed instead. In addition, the one-way street should have other speed calming measures installed such as chicanes, speed bumps, platforms and defined parking bays. One-way streets tend to have higher speeds due to there being no opposing flow of traffic. Turning Livingstone Street into a one-way street could create higher speeds. Staggered broken yellow lines provide a speed calming effect whilst ensuring adequate accessibility. We will continue to monitor the area and investigate any further improvements as and when required.

  • A shorter staggering should be implemented to slow vehicles down. The current proposed staggering lengths have shown to provide a speed calming effect on similar streets. We will continue to monitor the area and consider any further improvements.

  • Time restricted parking should be installed between 9-6 Mon to Friday to allow residents to park. As mentioned earlier, we do not propose individual residential parking restrictions on specific roads as we have done in the past, but instead have moved to a zonal approach which covers a wider geographic area.

  • Suggestion that this proposal will shift the problem onto neighbouring streets. We will continue to monitor the surrounding streets, investigate any issues that arise and take action as necessary.

  • Concerns that existing parking currently has speed calming effects and that this proposal will increase vehicle speeds. Staggered broken yellow lines provide a speed calming effect at staggered lengths of up to and around 120m. We will continue to monitor the area and investigate any further improvements as necessary.

  • The STOP junction on Kingsley/Livingstone is a hazard as drivers would not pay attention to it. The parking restrictions will improve visibility at this intersection and give more time for drivers to react to approaching vehicles.

  • The footpath is not wide enough due to poles and overgrown vegetation which leads to people walking on the road.
    The new broken yellow lines should stop people parking on the footpath and will allow pedestrians to use the footpath without being blocked by vehicles. For any enquiries regarding overgrown vegetation please contact Auckland Council.

  • Suggestion that visitors will have nowhere to park. We understand that there is a demand for on-street parking, however a balance can be achieved between parking and accessibility. The parking restrictions have been designed to retain as much parking as possible whilst ensuring adequate accessibility.

  • This will lead to vehicles parking closer to driveways which will restrict access. White ‘hockey sticks’ lines should be painted on either sides of driveways. If there are vehicles parked too close to your driveway (within 1 metre) you can contact parking enforcement on 09 355 3553.

  • Suggestion that most of the time people are parking reasonably and this proposal isn’t required. We have received multiple reports regarding accessibility issues on this street and the site has been investigated multiple times showing that this is a regular issue.

  • Request for additional works including a request for broken yellow lines at the intersection of Richmond Road and Regina Street and a request for a roundabout or traffic lights to be installed on the Kingsley Street and Richmond Road intersection. If you would like your request to be considered for future development works, please provide feedback here.

Next stage

We expect to introduce this work by the end of 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will notify all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.