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Anne Road, Sunnybrae Road and Velma Road, Hillcrest - intersection changes

Consultation status: closed 18 November 2016

We are seeking feedback on a proposal to add No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) around the corners of Anne Road, Sunnybrae Road and Velma Road, as well as Give Way controls at the intersection of Anne Road and Velma Road.  

 The proposed changes come from public concern that vehicles often cut the corner from Velma Road when turning right into Anne Road. This is a danger for drivers coming up Anne Street towards the intersection. 

Our site visits confirm these issues. Adding Give Way controls will guide drivers more safely through the intersection, and the No Stopping at All Times restrictions will improve visibility.

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Feedback

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

  • Question about why the restrictions are extending beyond the driveway of 76 Sunnybrae Road and into a parking space on Anne Road. The No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) outside 76 Sunnybrae Road will only extend across the driveway and beyond it for a maximum of one metre. No parking will be removed west of the driveway, as it is already illegal to park within one metre of a vehicle crossing.
  • Request to extend the No stopping at all times restrictions along one entire side of Anne Road. Extending No stopping at all times restrictions for the full length of a road is only performed where roads are considered narrow (less than 6.5m wide) and there is evidence that parked cars are causing excessive delays or safety issues. In Anne Road, there are a number of opportunities where opposing vehicles can pull over at driveways if necessary, and the traffic volume is at a level where this form of operation does not cause excessive delays. Parked cars at certain points on either side of the road also discourage drivers from speeding.
  • Request for an island on either side of Anne Road, to address speeding and heavy traffic. Kerb build-outs and a central traffic median at either end of Anne road are options being considered for installation at a later date following prioritisation and funding allocation. This can be investigated after the installation of the proposed No stopping at all times restrictions.

Next stage

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.