Proposal status: closed 18 June 2018
Proposal reference: BYL-278
We are proposing to install new broken yellow lines, which involves the removal of car parks on Maui Pomare Street in Blockhouse Bay.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are intended to improve the safe movement of vehicles as parked cars are blocking visibility and manoeuvrability on this narrow road.
The proposed broken yellow lines will ensure better access for emergency vehicles and improve traffic flow. In the past, P5 restrictions were in place on Maui Pomare Street but we believe the proposed restrictions will be more effective in keeping the street clear.
This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below.
- A silver Mitsubishi, that never moves, may be an issue as it blocks safe access down the street. When the proposed broken yellow lines are installed, there should not be any locations on the street to park that will cause obstruction. Parking along broken yellow line restrictions is prohibited and we recommend reporting these infringements to our parking enforcement call centre on 09 355 3553.
- It has been recommended to not apply broken yellow lines to the cul-de-sac as they’re not required and it will allow for two car park spaces. Broken yellow lines on the cul-de-sac head is to facilitate movement of heavy vehicles such as rubbish trucks or emergency vehicles. This proposal responds to local concerns regarding blocked access and the proposed parking restrictions are intended to provide the necessary manoeuvrability for both residents and visitors.
- Continuous broken yellow lines have been recommended when entering from Whitney Street, as cars parked there cause congestion. Whitney Street is a wide road where speeds are controlled by parked vehicles which help to slow down the flow of traffic.
- It has been suggested to widen Whitney Street to allow for more parking. Whitney Street is regarded as a wide road. Widening the street further is not a practical solution due to the significant costs involved.
- Parking restrictions have been suggested for non-residents leading down Whitney Street to Terry Street, as it is believed there will be overflow from the new restrictions on Maui Pomare Street, and this will affect the state housing parking. We plan to install broken yellow lines at the narrowest section of the road, where the majority of congestion occurs. We appreciate that parking issues at this location are difficult to mitigate completely and we will continue to monitor the situation after parking restrictions are installed.
- It has been recommend that those who do not comply with the restrictions are penalised. Parking along broken yellow line restrictions is prohibited and we recommend reporting these infringements to our parking enforcement call centre on 09 355 3553.
This work will happen in between July 2018 and June 2019, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays.
Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.