Consultation status: closed 10 April 2017
We are seeking feedback on a proposal to install No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) on Wheturangi Road in Greenlane.
We propose to:
- Install new broken yellow lines on the western side of the road between 4 and 42 Wheturangi Road (connecting to the existing broken yellow lines).
- Install new broken yellow lines on the eastern side of the road:
- Extending from the intersection of Matai Road to outside 31 Wheturangi Road.
- Between the indented parking bays outside 23 Wheturangi Road.
- Between the indented parking bays outside 15B to 5 Wheturangi Road.
- Between the indented parking bays outside 1B to 1A Wheturangi Road.
Why the changes are needed
The proposal will improve access and space issues on Wheturangi Road. When vehicles are parked on the west side of the road, vehicles are forced to cross the centre line to travel past them. This creates accessibility issues for all vehicles, especially large trucks travelling down the narrow road.
The proposal will also reinforce the road rules and prevent vehicles from parking illegally around the intersection of Wheturangi Road and Matai Road.
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
The proposal received mostly 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.
Specific feedback and proposed solution
- Suggestion that on-street parking is needed for residents and visitors. We acknowledge that a consequence of this proposal is the inevitable loss of on-street parking along Wheturangi Road. The implementation of No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) is crucial to prevent vehicles needing to cross the centreline and therefore improving the overall safety of the road and at the intersections. The recessed parking bays will remain unchanged and we will look into using the redundant bus stop facilities as further parking (though this is yet to be finalised).
- Concern that the proposal will speed up traffic. This is a valid point and we acknowledge that a by-product of the proposal could potentially result in faster movements however there are existing Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) measures to help deal with this to some degree. The existing lane widths and vehicle volumes will assist in maintaining an appropriate operating speed on the road.
- Concern that vehicles would park on the grass berm. For cars parked illegally we encourage you to contact us (09) 355 3553 with the vehicle details to request a parking officer visit the site.
- Question whether this would encourage heavy vehicles to use this route. We are not implementing these improvements to encourage heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) through movements and doesn’t foresee an increase in HCV numbers. The key purpose of this proposal is to reduce vehicles crossing the centreline and improve accessibility/visibility around intersections. The majority of HCVs traversing this route are made up of refuse trucks or tradesmen working in the area, with all of them aware that they need to use the arterial/collector routes.
- Request for additional works including changes to nearby traffic light sequences, additional No stopping at all times restrictions and/or a ‘No Right Turn’ on Waitapu Road etc. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback here.
We expect to introduce this work by August 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.