Proposal status: updated 18 February 2019
Reference number: BYL-351
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to add broken yellow lines restrictions on Margaret Avenue in Mount Albert.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are needed to improve safety and accessibility, by enabling emergency services and other large service vehicles to enter the street. Currently, cars parking on both sides of the street can block access for these vehicles.
This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback.
A summary of feedback and answers to community questions and concerns:
- This proposal received overall positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported the increased access that the broken yellow lines will enable.
- Requests for additional broken yellow line. Removal on both sides of the road is not necessary as removing parking on one side allows for one way flow and maintains access for emergency vehicles.
- Requests for 'residents only' parking, instead of parking removal.
Demand for parking in Auckland city fringe suburbs has increased over the last 5 years and AT has received an increasing number of complaints from residents regarding the lack of parking availability on their streets.
In response to this AT developed an approach to manage this issue by establishing residential parking zones with short term parking where eligible residents can apply for an annual permit or daily coupon which exempts them from the restriction. This approach normally removes commuters from residential streets and was set out in the AT Parking Strategy which was widely consulted on.
With the volume of requests AT receives on this subject, we have had to create a work programme which allows us to prioritise our resources and have so far completed proposals for Ponsonby, Grafton, Parnell and Grey Lynn/Arch Hill. At this stage it would be difficult to commit a timeframe for any other areas as our programme is very dependent on the delivery of the preceding proposals.
- Requests for footpath repairs on the street be carried out. Maintenance in this area is not programmed in the immediate future, however we will raise this issue with the maintenance team and investigate the possibility.
- Concerns over the decreased use of public transport if parking in this area is reduced and suggests more should be done to affect behavioural change. AT is actively engaged in campaigns to encourage the use of public transport and greener solutions.
This work will happen within the 2019/2020 financial year but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents prior to construction starting.