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Puroto St, Meadowbank - No stopping at all times restrictions

Consultation status: closed 10 April 2017

We are seeking feedback on a proposal to add No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) on Puroto Street in Meadowbank.

Why the changes are needed

This proposal comes from local residents who have difficulties with access through the street and issues with commuter traffic parking inappropriately. 

Download the consultation drawing for Puroto Street (PDF 217KB) 

Feedback results

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

Next steps

We expect to begin this work in the 2017/18 financial year (starting July 2017), subject to further design changes or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to affected residents prior to construction. 

Specific feedback

Add time-restricted parking between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Time-restricted parking is generally only used where there is a high demand for parking (such as near retail centres). These types of restrictions are not used on local roads that are primarily residential.

Resident-only parking should be added as well as time-restricted parking for non-residents.

Our residential parking permit programme covers high-density housing areas close to the CBD with no off-street parking available. There are no plans to add residential parking permit zones in other streets beyond areas close to the CBD.

AT should buy the vacant land near Puroto Street and Purewa Street and build a car park.

This vacant land is a Special Housing Area and is owned by Housing New Zealand, with development proposed in the near future. 

Parking issues on this street are due to a lack of parking near the train station.

Most residents on Puroto Street have off-street parking and do not take up much of the current on-street parking spaces. The road is a public one and available to all road users - not just residents.

This will move the problem onto neighbouring streets.

As the road is a public asset, it is available to all road users. Road frontage is not for the exclusive use of the adjacent property owner. 

Vehicles regularly park over indicated parking lines - more enforcement is required on current restrictions.

The main aim of the proposal is to improve safety by removing parking where visibility is reduced. The broken yellow lines offer better accessibility for residents. 

If you notice vehicles ignoring parking restrictions, contact us on 09 355 3553 or via our Report a problem form.

There is no current accessibility problem - it is possible to drive a large truck through the street, even with cars parked on both sides.

The aim of the proposal is to increase the visibility of oncoming traffic and reduce the risk of head-on collisions. The improved accessibility is an additional benefit.

Residents visitors will not be able to park near the house.

We have observed low parking use on Meadowbank Road to the east of Manapau Road. Visitors could park on this length of Meadowbank Road and use the walkway leading between Meadowbank Road and Puroto Street.

The new housing development will make this problem worse.

The new development which is currently at concept stage and proposes semi-attached housing with off-street parking for each residence - half of which is fronting Purewa Street. 

Due to this, the proposed housing development is likely to have a minor impact on the existing visibility issues on Puroto Street. 

The turning circle at the end of Puroto Street should have broken yellow lines.

The turning circle is primarily made up of driveways with only 1 - 2 spaces available for parking. It is illegal to park on a turning circle. 

Request for additional works.

Please use our feedback form to raise issues. We will consider these for future development works.