Proposal status: Feedback closed 30 June 2021
Reference number: BYL-511
In June 2021, we proposed changes to improve visibility at intersections along Cryers Road in East Tāmaki. These changes were in response to concerns raised by the community regarding parked cars obstructing the view of Cryers Road when pulling out of side roads. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be installed next year, between January and March 2022.
Thank you for adding your voice to this consultation. Your local knowledge has helped us make this decision for your neighbourhood. Respondents were supportive of this proposal. In their feedback, people reported feeling unsafe at the intersections along Cryers Road and expressed their belief that the parking restrictions would improve safety, visibility, and traffic flow along this key arterial road.
A summary of the additional suggestions and queries we received, and our responses to them, is below.
Additional Broken Yellow Lines
- Suggestions that additional broken yellow lines are painted:
- from the south side of Bruce Roderick Drive-Cryers Road intersection to the bus stop.
- opposite the side road intersections so that drivers can go around vehicles waiting to turn.
- from the north side of Echelon Place to the first driveway of 18 Cryers Road.
- both sides of Cryers Road between Carpenter Road and Transport Place.
- painted along both sides of the entirety of Cryers Road.
The focus on this project is to address visibility concerns when pulling out of side roads. While extending parking restrictions would further increase visibility, there is a high demand for parking in the area which provides a valuable service and convenience to drivers in the area. These same parked vehicles tend to discourage drivers from speeding, as cars parked on either side of the road give drivers the impression of a narrow road, encouraging greater care when driving. As a result, we believe that the on-street parking serves as an effective tool for maintaining acceptable speeds on Cryers Road.
- Suggestions that broken yellow lines are painted on the west side of Cryers Road between the Highbrook Drive and Echelon Drive. Broken yellow lines on the Western side, between Highbrook Drive and Echelon Place, are being completed as part of another Auckland Transport proposal. You can find more information here. This proposal has undergone community consultation and the markings will be installed together with this current proposal.
- Suggestion that broken yellow lines are considered for feeder roads (e.g., Highbrook, Harris, Trugood). Our investigation showed that there are already broken yellow lines at the mentioned intersections. While extending the existing parking restrictions would further increase visibility, our investigation has shown that there is a high demand for parking in the area which provides a valuable resource to the community.
- Suggestion to mark a centre line on Cryers Road near the intersection with Echelon Place, as cars often drive in the centre of the road, making it unsafe for those pulling onto Cryers Rd when exiting Echelon. The current centre line markings are consistent with those along Cryers Road and comply with our standard guidelines for road markings.
- Request for two southbound lanes or broken yellow lines on Cryers Road between Bruce Roderick Drive and Highbrook Drive. There are currently 130m of broken yellow lines along the Eastern side of Cryers Road. This is a sufficient length for the number of vehicles that queue along Cryers Road. As there are no plans to change the traffic signals located at the Highbrook Drive intersection, additional broken yellow lines would not impact the number of vehicles passing through during a green light phase.
While restricting parking at these locations would allow cars to informally create longer traffic lanes on the approaches to the intersections, the extension of the broken yellow lines would also create an unsafe road lane arrangement for drivers turning right out of Echelon Place, as they would have to turn across an additional lane of traffic. We believe that the current road layout is appropriate for the available lane width. Cryers Road is a busy arterial road and any additional lanes would require widening of the road corridor. This would require significant road works and funding to meet the minimum lane width requirements which is currently not feasible.
- Concern that bus stops on Cryers Road are placed in locations that cause congestion and safety issues from drivers going around the stopped buses. We understand the arrangement of the bus stops can be inconvenient at times, however as buses arrive infrequently and should only be stopped briefly to pick up and drop off passengers, this situation is not expected to impose a significant delay on drivers on Cryers Road.
We're proposing improvements in your area
Aucklanders have told us that moving around our city safely and easily is important to them. We are proposing some improvements to your area.
The community has raised concerns about parked cars obstructing the view of Cryers Road when pulling out of side roads. We have designed a proposal to improve driver safety and visibility by introducing parking restrictions at intersections along Cryers Road.
We are proposing to install broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times lines) on:
- All four corners of the intersection of Cryers Road, Echelon Place, and Bruce Roderick Drive.
- The end of the Echelon Place cul-de-sac.
- All four corners of the intersection of Cryers Road, Stonedon Drive (south end), and Neales Road.
- Both corners of the T-intersection of Cryers Road and Bostock Place.
- Both corners of the T-intersection of Cryers Road and the north end of Stonedon Drive.
- Both corners of the T-intersection of Cryers Road and Carpenter Road.
- Both corners of the T-intersection of Cryers Road and Transport Place.
Cryers Road is a busy arterial road in an industrial area and we are proposing these changes to improve peoples’ safety at its intersections. Painting broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times lines) at the identified intersections will prevent vehicles from parking there. Without vehicles parked on the corners, drivers will be able see oncoming traffic clearly.
If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it freepost using the address details on the form.
What happens next
- We’ll consider all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward.
- We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this webpage.
- We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.
- This proposal is supported by the Auckland regional fuel tax.
East Tāmaki: 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 Cryers Road 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).