Consultation status: closed 14 November 2017
Proposal reference: BYL-184
We are proposing to install No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) at the end of Matangi Road in Mt Wellington.
Vehicles parked at the turning head of this road are causing accessibility and operational issues for road users.
The proposal received positive 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.
- Requests to extend broken yellow lines along the northern side of Matangi Road to ensure access to driveways and for emergency vehicles. Matangi Road is approximately 7.1 metres in width, allowing for a 3.1 metre through lane with 2.0 metres of parking on either side. Because this is enough road width to accommodate emergency vehicles, extending broken yellow lines is considered to be unnecessary.
Matangi Road has existing limit lines which assist motorists in parking 1.0 metre away from driveways. If vehicles are still parking too close to these driveways, we recommend that residents contact our parking enforcement team on (09) 355 3553.
- Requests to extend broken yellow lines along the bend at 2 Matangi Road where parked cars are reported to obstruct driver visibility. This request will not be incorporated in our plans as the removal of parking can increase vehicle speeds in the area. There is a double vehicle crossing (driveway) on the southern side of the bend at 2 Matangi Road which is clear of parked cars and allows for good visibility of westbound traffic approaching the bend.
- Reports that P120 parking is ineffective because it is not regularly enforced. We will endeavour to monitor Matangi Road more closely in order to enforce P120 parking time limits.
- Request for time restrictions on broken yellow lines (6am-6pm, Monday-Friday) so that visitors may continue to park in the street outside these hours. This suggestion will not be incorporated in our plans as the proposed parking restrictions are required at all times to ensure vehicle manoeuvrability and access to the street.
- Requests for a residents only parking scheme to address the loss of on-street parking. We are currently reviewing our residential parking schemes with the aim of developing a new residential parking policy. Although we continue to honour existing parking schemes, a decision has been made not to extend the residents exempt parking permits to any new areas or residences pending the outcome of this review. Whilst the review is yet to be finalised, it is unlikely that we will be issuing new parking permits to residents who live in the CBD or in mixed use areas. Find out more about our residential parking schemes.
We expect to introduce this work in the 2017/18 financial year, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.