Proposal status: closed 11 October 2018
Reference number: BYL-333
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to install new No stopping at all times (broken yellow lines) on Gibbston Crescent in Flat Bush.
Why the changes are needed
This proposal aims to improve driver visibility and to help large vehicles such as emergency vehicles and rubbish trucks safely navigate around this bend. Parked vehicles on this corner outside of 31 Gibbston Crescent restrict visibility and cause access issues.
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.
- Suggestion that the broken yellow lines should only be installed on the curve of road and not cover the front of #31 too, and that this would be sufficient to improve visibility and would retain on-street parking.
Our vehicle tracking assessment of this bend showed us that allowing one space for a vehicle to park at that location will not be sufficient to allow a rubbish truck to safely negotiate this bend without mounting the kerb.
- Respondent supports the proposal but suggests that broken yellow lines are extended to meet with the boundary line of #40, approximately 2 more broken yellow lines towards #42.
The current proposal ensures that motorists approaching this bend have adequate visibility and heavy vehicles such as rubbish trucks and emergency vehicles can safely manoeuvre around the corner. In order to maintain reasonable on-street parking we will not be extending the proposed parking restrictions beyond the minimum that is required for these safety issues to be addressed.
- Respondent supports the proposal but also suggests that we make Gibbston Crescent a one way road and apply broken yellow lines to all corners of it.
Installing a one way restriction on Gibbston Crescent would add to the travel time of many residents along the street. A one way restriction may also increase speeds in the area as motorists become increasingly complacent without needing to consider traffic approaching from the opposite direction. Generally one way streets are more appropriate in a town centre environment for the purpose of network management. We do not generally install one way restrictions on residential streets. For these reasons we will not be making Gibbston Crescent a one way road.
This work will happen in between now and June 2019, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will notify all affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.