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Beach Road, Long Bay - Seasonal parking restrictions Beach Road, Long Bay - Seasonal parking restrictions

Proposal status: closed 15 October 2018

Reference number: BYL-341

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing a new summertime only parking restriction on Beach Road in Long Bay. This is expected to benefit road-users by keeping the road safe and free of congestion.

Download the proposal drawing for Beach Road, Long Bay (PDF 188KB)

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed because currently parked cars are causing accessibility issues during the summer months, due to the narrowness of the road.

Proposal outcome

This proposal received positive feedback with respondents welcoming the changes. The plan will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below.

Feedback received

  • Several requests to make this restriction year round. We acknowledge that on-street parking is a valuable and shared community resource. Therefore its removal is only carried out where a significant safety or accessibility issue has been identified. Congestion and safety issues arises mostly during summer, as Long Bay beach is a popular tourist destination. Therefore we cannot justify any further restrictions at this stage.
  • Request to make the residential side of the road Residential parking only. The residential houses located close to the beach have appropriate off street parking available. Therefore we cannot justify to install residential parking restrictions.
  • Request to make the restriction year round and add in a bike-path instead. As mentioned above, we do not want to remove more valuable parking resources than strictly required. A cycle lane can be installed in the future if necessary, but will not be implementing a cycle path as part of this proposal.
  • This is great, but will there be sufficient capacity to enforce the new restrictions? Parking wardens can be called for enforcement if vehicle is parked there illegally. You can contact parking enforcement on 09 355 3553.

Next steps

This work will happen before the 2018/19 summer, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays.

Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.