Consultation status: closed 20 March 2018
Proposal reference: BYL-222
We are proposing to install 9 metres (approximately 2 parking spaces) of new broken yellow lines (‘No Stopping At All Times’ restrictions) to the West of the driveway outside number 43 Apollo Drive.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are required because:
- There is a visibility issue for vehicles exiting the driveway of No. 43 Apollo Drive, due to a crest, creating a safety concern. This issue is compounded for vehicles wanting to turn right onto Apollo Drive.
- There have been reports of crashes in this area.
- Apollo Drive has a high volume of traffic and therefore vehicle visibility is an important factor to consider at this location.
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.
- Concern over loss of parking. After site inspection, it was found that there was restricted visibility at this location. There are also crash statistics that support this. Movement of vehicles and pedestrians are prioritised over parking spaces on high level service routes such as Apollo Drive.
- Suggestion that a speed reduction is implemented instead of broken yellow lines. Apollo Drive is a high level service route, which is primarily designed to accommodate high traffic volumes of all forms and to facilitate movement between key destinations. Physical speed calming measures would affect the capacity and level of service on this route, cause discomfort for bus passengers, and result in on-going maintenance costs due to the high stress the speed bumps would endure. For these reasons we avoid installing speed bumps or other similar speed calming treatments on high level service routes.
- Suggestion that this will only work if regular monitoring is carried out. Broken yellow lines make it illegal for vehicles to be parked at this location. Enforcement can be called in if vehicles are found to be parked illegally.
We expect to introduce this work between July 2018 and June 2019, subject to further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will notify all affected residents prior to construction work.