Putiki Road, Waiheke - Parking restrictions Putiki Road, Waiheke - Parking restrictions

Proposal status: Feedback closed 27 June 2019, last updated 15 October 2019.

Reference number: RTV-227

We've proposed changes in your area

In June 2019, we proposed new short-term parking restrictions, including three parking spaces restricted to P120 Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6pm, and one Mobility Permit Holders Only space, restricted to P120 at all times.

Download the proposal drawing for Putiki Road (PDF 400KB)

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed to encourage parking availability through improved turnover of spaces, which will be beneficial to local business whose customers are looking for short-term parking.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed with specific changes to the next stage of detailed planning. These changes include relocating the proposed parking restrictions to the angle parking spaces outside of 4 Putiki Road, which will include five parking spaces restricted to P30 and one Mobility Permit Holders Only space, restricted to P120.

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After reviewing public feedback, it became clear that mobility parking would be most appropriately located within the angle parking area outside of 4 Putiki Road as this would offer a safer and more convenient option for mobility parking users. We also decided to introduce a P30 parking restriction instead of the originally proposed P120 restriction, in order to encourage faster turnover of spaces, creating more availability for customers of businesses on Putiki Road. Relocating the restricted spaces to this location has also meant an increase in the amount of restricted spaces from three to five due to more available space in the angle parking.

A number of issues were raised by respondents regarding the parking layout on the entirety of Putiki Road. We have therefore decided that we will conduct an investigation into Putiki Road parking as a whole in the future, rather than sections in isolation. We will notify residents when we have completed this investigation and are in a position to propose new improvements. In the meantime, we will make the changes described.

Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. A summary of this feedback and answers to community questions and concerns is below.

Community feedback

  • This proposal received positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported the increase in parking availability that the proposal would enable.
    Thank you for your feedback, we are very pleased you believe this proposal would be an improvement to Putiki Road. We hope that our revised proposal meets with your approval, as it will also enable increased parking availability whilst better meeting the needs of local businesses and users of mobility parking spaces specifically.

Changes to restrictions

  • Respondents requested that P90 restrictions are introduced instead. Alternatively, respondents requested that the paved angle parking bays are changed to P30 instead.
    We are pleased to let you know that, after discussions with stakeholders, we have decided to leave the parallel parking bays unrestricted and restrict the paved angle parking to P30 instead, with one Mobility Permit Holders Only space, restricted to P120.
  • Respondents expressed concerns about location of mobility space being dangerous, causing drivers to need to step into the road on a sloping surface. Respondents requested that the mobility space is moved to the off-street public parking area outside 4 Putiki Road.
    The mobility parking restriction will be moved to the paved angle parking area as suggested, as we have decided that this will better suit the needs of mobility parking users.

Alternative suggestions

  • The respondent requests broken yellow lines along both sides of Putiki Road, as parked cars are impeding the traffic especially at the blind crest outside 10-12 Putiki Road.
    Following a site visit, we agree that vehicles do on occasion park on the northern kerb at the crest of the hill. When this happens, it potentially forces vehicles into the path of oncoming vehicles. No stopping at all times controls are likely required at this point in the future. It has been agreed that the AT Traffic Engineering team will address this when the entirety of Putiki Road is investigated in the future.

Parking scarcity

  • Multiple respondents stated that parking availability for Putiki Road businesses is low and more short-term parking spaces are required.
    This consultation has raised a number of similar issues along the entire length of Putiki Road and AT feels that these would be better addressed when Putiki Road is reviewed in its entirety.

Next steps

This work will happen before the end of January 2020, 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.