Proposal status: Feedback closed
Reference number: BYL-563
In May 2022, we proposed changes to improve road safety on Carlisle Road, Browns Bay by extending the broken yellow lines from 48 to 24 Carlisle Road. This proposal is in response to community requests to prevent vehicles from parking on both sides of the road.
After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the following minor change to the proposal:
Paint broken yellow lines instead of white parking lines or indicators outside 42 Carlisle Road.
These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We anticipate the works will take place by December 2022.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. The proposal did not receive many responses but those who provided feedback, despite having some requests, were supportive of the proposal.
The following is the comment we received along with our response.
Broken yellow lines
"Suggest painting broken yellow lines on both sides of the road and the whole stretch of Carlisle Road, from the corner of Firth Road all the way to where it meets Beach Road, to improve traffic flow."
In line with Tamaki Makaurau’s Vision Zero Strategy, we want to discourage drivers from speeding. Having legally parked vehicles on the road gives drivers the impression of a narrower road and encourages them to take better care when driving and travel at slower speeds. However, we will continuously monitor the situation with the proposed extent of broken yellow lines and take further action if necessary.
We're proposing improvements in your area
We're proposing to improve road safety on Carlisle Road, Browns Bay, by extending the broken yellow lines from 48 to 24 Carlisle Road.
We are proposing to:
- Extend the broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) along the southern kerb line, between 48 and 24 Carlisle Road, to ensure a two-way flow of traffic
- Paint white parking lines or indicators to show drivers where to park, to avoid blocking driveway access and visibility
- Provide mandatory lead-in and lead-out spaces for bus stops outside 21 and 26 Carlisle Road, to give bus services enough space to access the shops
- Clearly paint bus stop markings outside 21 Carlisle Road, to make sure it does not block or interfere with the property driveway
- Paint the words 'BUS STOP' on the bus stops at 21 and 26 Carlisle Road.
This proposal responds to requests to prevent vehicles from parking on both sides of the road, which currently creates a bottleneck for traffic.
Although most drivers park appropriately, our observation showed that if a car is inappropriately parked, it can cause problems for buses and emergency services. This is because the road becomes a single lane, with a lack of passing points. This proposal aims to maintain two-way traffic flow in the area, as it is safer for the community.
- We’ll listen to 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 also supported by the Auckland regional fuel tax.
Browns Bay: 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 Carlisle 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).