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Williamson Avenue and Scanlan Street, Grey Lynn - Parking restrictions Williamson Avenue and Scanlan Street, Grey Lynn - Parking restrictions

Proposal status: closed 13 February 2019

Reference number: RTV-200

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing to introduce a new P5 Loading Zone along Scanlan Street (corner of Scanlan Street & Williamson Avenue), which would apply Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

We are also proposing to introduce more P30 parking on Williamson Avenue, which would apply Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Download the proposal drawing for Williamson Avenue and Scanlan Street (PDF 460KB) 

Why the changes are needed

The proposal aims to better serve local businesses by introducing a wider range of parking alternatives, including increasing shorter-term parking options.

Several local businesses have expressed concerns over limited parking availability both for their customers and for goods delivery.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. A summary of this feedback and answers to community questions and concerns is below.

Feedback received

  • This proposal received positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported introducing more P30 parking on Williamson Avenue.
  • Requests for alternative parking restrictions such as a P60 zone.
    All loading zones have a time restriction, usually it is 5 minutes. Anyone can use this particular loading zone and may stay longer than the time restriction of 5 minutes if they are observed to be in the activity of loading and unloading. The proposed additional P30 parking spaces along Williamson Avenue will service any short-stay customers and visitors to nearby businesses or apartments in the area. The P30 time restriction will encourage turnover of parking and avert people from using these spaces to park there all day.      
  • Resident parking concerns.
    Currently, while some businesses have off-street parking, these are not conducive to larger vehicles making deliveries to the area on a regular basis. Vehicles currently unloading onto the footpath are blocking pedestrian and pram access. Drivers manoeuvring from the footpath on to busy Williamson Avenue may not see or be looking out for other road users when reversing, causing these road users to potentially fail to give way or stop.  The location of proposed loading zone will allow large delivery vehicles to load and unload safely on a side street away from the footpath. The additional P30 parking spaces along Williamson Avenue will be of benefit to any short-stay customers and visitors to nearby businesses and apartments in the area. The P30 time restriction will encourage turnover of parking and avert people who use these spaces to park there all day.      

Next steps

We estimate that this work will be undertaken by approximately June 2016, and 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.