Consultation status: closed 6 December 2016
We are looking to install No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) along the western side of Swan Crescent and around the corners of its intersection with Tiraumea Drive.
Why changes are needed
Cars are parking on both sides of the road which limits accessibility for vehicles. The proposed changes will ensure that the road is clear at all times.
The parking restrictions around the intersection with Tiraumea Drive will allow accessibility and visibility when entering and exiting Swan Crescent.
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
Specific feedback and proposed solution
- Request that the No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) be extended from the intersection to No.16 Swan Crescent and in the southern part of Swan Crescent and the No stopping at all times restrictions be also extended past No.19 Swan Crescent. These extensions will not be incorporated. The proposal is intended to only address the section of Swan Crescent where parking on both sides of the road prevents access of emergency services. The proposal allows parking on one side of Swan Crescent whilst ensuring that at least one lane of traffic is available at all times. This temporary one-way arrangement is acceptable for local roads, as it encourages lower vehicles speeds and the driveways along Swan Crescent provide suitable passing opportunities for opposing traffic.
- Suggestion that the No stopping at all times restrictions be extended from the intersection to No.2 Swan Crescent. The extension to No. 2 Swan Crescent are not required, the current proposal minimises the removal of parking areas whilst ensuring there is sufficient space for turning vehicles to enter Swan Crescent. An extension of the restrictions would lead to vehicles travelling at higher speeds entering the street.
- Request that the No stopping at all times restrictions be extended past No.82 Tiraumea Drive. This extension is not required for safe intersection visibility and would be excessive, particularly as this is a residential street.
- Concerns that the No stopping at all times restrictions would not solve this issue as there is not enough space and suggestion that the only way to create more parking space would be to widen the road. Widening of the road to provide indented parking on both sides is not considered appropriate given the existing issues. This proposal ensures that access for emergency services is maintained whilst maximising on-street parking amenity. This one-way arrangement is acceptable for local roads as it promotes lower vehicles speeds and driveways provide suitable passing opportunities for opposing traffic.
We expect to introduce this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.