Proposal status: Feedback closed
Reference number: BYL-617
In March 2023, we proposed changes to improve access to Viewland Avenue. After reviewing all the feedback we received, we are proceeding with the following minor changes:
- Updates to where we are planning to paint broken yellow lines. Please refer to the drawing.
What happens next
We anticipate the broken yellow lines will be painted in June to July 2023.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. The following is a summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions.
The feedback we received was mostly supportive, telling us that our proposal to paint broken yellow lines on Viewland Avenue would improve access for everyone using the road, and would make it safer for drivers to turn into Viewland Avenue.
Extent of Broken Yellow Lines
Suggestion to extend broken yellow lines to end at the 50km road sign.
Our response: We’ve taken this into consideration and updated the design to end the broken yellow lines at the road sign outside 21 and 23 Viewland Avenue. However, to maximise available parking, we’ve reinstated some parking in front of 47 Trafalgar Street on Viewland Avenue and have extended the lines from 20 Viewland Avenue to the intersection based on the overall feedback and to ensure access is maintained on Viewland Avenue.
Suggestion for no broken yellow lines outside of 4-6 Viewland Avenue as the street is wide enough for cars to pass.
Our response: The cul-de-sac on Viewland Avenue is not wide enough to allow larger vehicles to turn easily and safely when cars are parked on both sides of the road. For this reason, broken yellow lines are needed on one side of the road. We have shifted the broken yellow lines to the other side of the road.
Suggestion to switch the side of the road the broken yellow lines are on leading up to the intersection with Trafalgar Street to provide for better lines of sight when turning into Viewland Avenue.
Our response: We’ve taken this into consideration and have extended the broken yellow lines from 20 Viewland Avenue to the intersection with Trafalgar Street. To maximise available parking, we’ve reinstated some parking in front of 47 Trafalgar Street on Viewland Avenue as there is more space to park when compared to the other side of the street.
Concern about forthcoming developments on Viewland Avenue causing further problems with parking availability
Our response: We understand your concern, so our proposal aims to improve access down Viewland Avenue by making it clear where people can and cannot park, while maximising the amount of on-street parking available.
Concern about people parking on the street instead of utilising off-street parking available to them.
Our response: While we understand your concern, on-street parking is available to anyone on a first come first serve basis.
Suggestion for perpendicular parking where the road widens outside 7-9 Viewland Avenue.
Our response: We’ve investigated your suggestion and found that the cul-de-sac head on Viewland Avenue is not wide enough for perpendicular parking. Broken yellow lines are required on one side of the road so all vehicles are able to turn easily and safely, especially larger vehicles like rubbish trucks.
Suggestion for council-owned land between 4 and 1 Viewland Ave to be made into a car park.
Our response: We’ve investigated and found that the referred properties are privately owned.
Concern that Viewland Avenue is very narrow and trucks turn into this street.
Our response: More trucks may have been using Viewland Avenue due to the residential construction sites on the street. There is no specific restriction on trucks using narrow streets, however it is understood that trucks will not usually use Viewland Avenue as it is a no-exit narrow street. If you have further concerns, please contact us at 09 355 3553.
We're proposing improvements in your area
In response to community requests, we are proposing to paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on one side of Viewland Avenue. This will improve access to the road.
We are proposing to paint broken yellow lines:
- outside 47 Trafalgar Street on Viewland Avenue
- on the western side of Viewland Avenue, from 4 to 20 Viewland Avenue
- around both corners of the intersection of Viewland Avenue and Trafalgar Street.
We’ve heard from residents that vehicles parked opposite each other have caused access issues on Viewland Avenue.
We appreciate that while this proposal may appear to reduce available parking spaces, Viewland Avenue is a narrow road that can be easily blocked when people park opposite each other.
Painting broken yellow lines will enable people to park on Viewland Avenue while ensuring that larger vehicles like emergency service vehicles can always get through.
Onehunga: Safe with us
Auckland Transport cares for your safety. We want to make our roads safe for everyone, people walking and cycling, especially for our kids and senior citizens and people driving. Projects like this one around Viewland Avenue are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety over other measures (like minor time saving).