Proposal status: Feedback closed 27 May 2020, last updated 29 June 2020.
Reference number: BYL-455
We proposed changes in your area in May 2020
To improve accessibility, we proposed installing broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on one side of the street and at the intersection to on the street, Bartells Drive, Goodwood Heights. This proposal involved removing 12 car parking spaces.
This proposal was a response to residents who highlighted that they were finding it difficult to access Bartells Drive due to vehicles being parked on both sides of the road. The broken yellow lines would extend from the intersection and down one side of Bartells Drive and aim to improve access for drivers.
Goodwood Heights: 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 Bartells Drive 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).
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on AT and the wider Auckland Council whānau. As a result, Auckland Council is implementing an Emergency Budget which will reduce AT’s capital and operating budgets. This could mean this project is delayed. We will be in touch with you once we know more about how this project will be impacted by the current budget constraints. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Once the budget is confirmed, the proposed changes will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being implemented.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
The majority of feedback received was positive.
- Respondents feel that the proposal will improve access and safety in this area for residents.
Thank you for your comments.
- Respondents raised concerns around whether the broken yellow lines would be enough to prevent non-residents drivers parking on Bartells Drive. This led to concerns that people will continue to park on the opposite side of the road illegally, particularly at night when they cause disturbance to the residents.
While we appreciate your concern, AT would like to advise that on-street parking is a public asset and is available to anyone on first come first serve basis. This project aims to improve accessibility on the street for residents, visitors and emergency vehicles. Other social issues such as public disturbance should be reported directly to the Police or Auckland Council when they occur.
- Respondents suggested that a camera is installed on this road so that parking offenders can be fined.
If there are cars parked illegally, please call AT on 09 355 3553 and ask for enforcement. Static camera enforcement is currently only applicable for bus lane/transit lane offences, while on-street parking is enforced by our Parking Officers.
- Respondent requested broken yellow lines on both sides of Bartells Drive, as the road is very narrow and it can be difficult for cars to go down this road, even when cars are parked on one side.
Bartells Drive is approximately 5.1m wide and as per the Auckland Transport Narrow Road Standard Operating Procedure, it is recommended to have broken yellow lines on one side to improve accessibility and allow parking on the other side. The proposal follows these guidelines.
We will be in touch with you once we know more about how this project will be impacted by the current budget constraints. Once funding is secured, our contractors will send notices to residents or businesses affected by works 48 hours before the work starts.