Proposal status: Feedback closed 21 February 2020, last updated 23 July 2020.
Reference number: BYL-417
We've proposed changes in your area
In November 2019 we informed the community about our plans to add broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) parking restrictions on Almadale Place and Eban Avenue in Hillcrest. These changes responded to a request from residents to tackle the issue of parked cars blocking access to the street. These parking changes would make it easier for residents and larger emergency vehicles to reach properties on this street.
In February 2020, we proposed an updated design of these changes in response to community concerns about the placement of the broken yellow lines. The updated proposal was for the broken yellow lines to be painted on the western side of Almadale Place instead of the eastern side, in order to more effectively improve access and visibility.
We have made minor changes to the proposed design based on community feedback. The proposed broken yellow line parking restrictions outside 143 Eban Avenue and 4 Almadale Place have been removed. This will achieve the goals of the proposal while leaving as much on-street parking as possible.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- Request not to place broken yellow lines outside 143 Eban Avenue.
Thank you for your feedback. We have taken the feedback into account and removed the broken yellow lines outside 143 Eban Avenue from the planned works.
- Request to move the broken yellow lines to the bottom of the cul-de-sac turning circle instead of the left side of Almadale Place.
We understand why you would suggest having broken yellow lines on the cul-de-sac. However, Almadale Place consists of multiple driveways with no parking space in between and the road user rule states that parking across or within a meter of the driveway is illegal. Therefore, broken yellow lines around the turning head are unnecessary.
- Request for the broken yellow lines to only be on the corners of Almadale Place.
Our site visit showed people parking within 6 metres of intersection, which the road user rules state is illegal. Therefore, broken yellow lines were proposed at the intersection corners of Almadale Place and Eban Avenue to give a visual indication as to where it is illegal to park.
- Request for the broken yellow lines to be on the right side of Almadale Place instead of the left side.
The initial proposal was to install broken yellow lines on the right side of Almadale Place (between 112 Eban Avenue to 7 Almadale Place) but it was opposed by the residents on Almadale Place and the necessary changes were made as shown in the current updated drawing.
- Request to extend the broken yellow lines past both 112 and 143 Eban Avenue in a northeast direction.
Due to the safety concerns raised by the residents we proposed to up to 19m of broken yellow lines. Extending them any further cannot be justified.
- Concerns that the broken yellow lines would lead to parking scarcity.
Our site visit showed that parking demand on Eban Avenue is low and cars are mostly parked around the Almadale Place and Eban Avenue intersection. This creates safety issues and visibility problems for residents of Almadale Place when driving out of the street. Therefore, broken yellow lines were proposed to resolve these issues and make the area safer for the residents.
These works are planned for July/August 2020, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays.