Woodhall Road, Epsom - No stopping at all times Woodhall Road, Epsom - No stopping at all times

Proposal status: closed 29 August 2018

Reference number: BYL-308

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing to install new No stopping at all times parking restrictions (broken yellow lines restrictions) at the turning head of Woodhall Road. The will include removing one on-street car park.

Download the proposal drawing for Woodhall Road (PDF 185KB) 

Why the changes are needed

This will improve the efficiency and safety of waste trucks manoeuvring around the end of the road as a parked car has been causing accessibility issues for the large vehicles.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below.

Feedback received

  • Request for broken yellow lines to be extended by 1 metre outside of #14 as cars park on or below white limit line and block access/force other vehicles to drive over kerb to manoeuvre around. Parking within one metre of a vehicle crossing or driveway is illegal and this is clearly outlined in the New Zealand (NZ) Road Code.  All drivers are expected to be aware of the Road Code and may be subject to enforcement action if they park illegally. The proposal terminates the broken yellow lines 1.0m past the respective driveways which should highlight this further. If you notice a vehicle is parked within one metre of this vehicle crossing and blocking access please call us anytime on (09) 355 3553 with the details of the vehicle and enforcement will be organised.
  • Request for further broken yellow lines to be installed on the inside of the 90 degree in road - due to concern over ongoing issue of cars parking on this curve, resulting in cars and rubbish trucks being forced onto opposing road-side into opposing traffic. The width around this bend is approximately 10.8 metres which allows for two metres of parallel parking on each side of the road while still allowing sufficient width for two way flow. In some instances parked vehicles may reduce the traffic flow to a single lane at times, there is however a large driveway on the outside of the bend that vehicles can pull into and allow the opposing traffic to pass. Parked vehicles can also make the road appear narrow to drivers and this can encourage slower speeds which generally improves road safety. 
  • Resident highlights concern and strongly objects to the removal of on-street parking to facilitate a once a week rubbish collection. The proposed parking restrictions will only result in the removal of a single parking space at the top of the turning head. This space is affecting the operational purpose of the turning head and creating difficulties for rubbish collection. The community consultation and feedback process has also revealed that local residents also have problems navigating around a vehicle parked at this location. We believe that the available on-street parking is adequate for residents and visitors of Woodhall Road.
  • Request for the road to be smoothed out as many stones are being created/dislodged since it was redone and query as to why it was designed in such a way. The road was chip sealed last summer as per our resealing guidelines. However, we are aware of the loose chip issue and are investigating a solution. In the meantime sweeping of loose chip will continue. Please contact our call centre on (09) 355 3553 at any time if you have further concerns regarding the chip sealing and the appropriate team will respond.

Next steps

​This work will happen on or before June 2019 but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will notify affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.