Proposal status: closed 21 September 2018
Reference number: BYL-326
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to install broken yellow lines at the head of the cul-de-sac on Santa Monica Place. This would involve the removal of three on street parking spaces.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are needed because large vehicles are having difficulty manoeuvring around the head of the cul-de-sac due to parked vehicles. The proposed changes will improve accessibility and manoeuvrability for large vehicles including emergency response and rubbish collection vehicles.
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 proposed reduction in parking would create more dangerous situations further up the road. An ideal solution would be to make extra parking even on one side of the road by creating parking where the outside berm is.
Due to the difficulty for heavy vehicles turning around the end of Santa Monica Place, there are more significant safety issues associated with vehicles parking in these locations than further up the road. Creating indented parking would involve significant works and is not something we can prioritise ahead of other minor improvement projects. The existing parking bay will be kept.
- Broken yellow lines need extending further because as you come up from Manukau you turn left into Santa Monica Place then you have to go onto the other side of the road to get in, as cars are parked beyond the yellow lines and causing visibility issues.
Although parked vehicles can reduce traffic to one lane, the existing broken yellow lines at the intersection of Redoubt Road and Santa Monica Place are considered sufficient to ensure that drivers have enough visibility and space to safely enter and exit the road.
- Suggestion the island at the end of Santa Monica Place could also be removed or made smaller.
Any alterations to the size of the island would involve significant works and cannot be prioritised ahead of other minor improvement projects. The removal of parking around the head of the cul-de-sac will provide heavy vehicles with enough room to safely manoeuvre without driving over the island.
- Speed safety concerns with cars coming down the hill.
We are currently developing a plan to reduce speeds on Auckland’s roads. This plan will identify the highest priority areas for the initial roll out of speed reduction, on approximately 10% of our road network, including residential areas. The new area-based focus recognises that traffic-calming changes on one street have a flow-on effect on the surrounding neighbourhood. This plan will support all drivers to travel at the appropriate speed and to the road condition. In addition to speed reduction, we also intend to make infrastructural changes to encourage drivers to slow down. We intend to carry out these changes over a three-year period from 2019, targeting delivery to a small number of residential areas each year. These areas have been prioritised to reduce the incidence and impact of crashes. This is based on several factors, including the number of crashes, safety risk, traffic speed, land use and concerns raised by local residents and their elected representatives. More information, including the residential areas that will be prioritised for further investigation will soon be available on the AT website.
This work will commence in the next 6 months and 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.