Proposal status: Feedback closed 22 September 2020, last updated 29 October 2020.
Reference number: BYL-476
In September 2020, we proposed changes in your area
To improve traffic flow and visibility, residents asked to put in parking restrictions on Burswood Drive to make it easier to turn left at this intersection.
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on Burswood Drive near the Ti Rakau Drive intersection in Burswood, which will remove a total of 18 parking spaces.
- Repaint the markings for an existing bus stop on Burswood Drive.
These changes are proposed because parked vehicles near the intersection cause long delays to traffic exiting Burswood Drive and prevent drivers from being able to go into the left turning lane. The changes will also help people turning into Burswood Drive by ensuring that parked vehicles do not block the road and force them to drive in the oncoming traffic lane. We have tried to limit parking loss as much as possible by analysing the number of vehicles during peak traffic times and the extent of the broken yellow lines is based on this. By painting these broken yellow lines, we are hoping to reduce congestion and traffic delays in your area.
This proposal will proceed with minor changes to the design based on community feedback. Changes include painting the broken yellow lines to capture the bus stop on the other side of the road. This would be to ensure that for the majority of the time, no vehicle would be parked within 25m of the Bunnings entrance and to clearly mark out the bus stop.
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.
- Request to extend the broken yellow lines further down Burswood Drive as it is a traffic hazard.
The aim of our proposal is to minimise the length of queues and delays at the intersection. Our analysis found that the extent of the restrictions we have proposed are sufficient to minimise delays for vehicles on Burwood Drive. We have considered extending the restrictions further, however this would likely result in pushing a number of parked vehicles into the residential section of Burswood Drive without having any impact on queuing and delays at the intersection.
- Suggestion to move the proposed broken yellow lines to the other side of the proposed area, further down Burswood Drive. This is because cars coming out of Bunnings car park and turning left may not have sufficient visibility if there is a bus stopped so close to the entrance/exit.
The bus stops near Bunnings are existing school-only bus stops which have been in use from our records since at least 2012. This project proposes to mark it for clarity, it is served by only two school buses per day and would have minimal impact. The improved markings will ensure that for the vast majority of time no vehicle will be parked within 25m of the Bunnings entrance.
- Comment that most of the parked cars are workers at the bus company down the road on Ti Rakau Rd and some are people parking to then catch the bus. Suggestion for a parking provision for these workers or commuters, otherwise, the broken yellow lines could push back the parking so that people end up parking all down Burswood Drive which would be frustrating for residents
We have limited the extent of parking removal to only what is necessary to minimise queuing and delay for drivers on Burswood Drive at the intersection. We understand that some of these parked vehicles may be pushed further along Burswood Drive, however, from our observations we do not expect that there will be a significant impact to the residential section of Burswood Drive.
These works are planned between March and April 2021, but 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.
Burswood: 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 Burswood 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).