Proposal status: Feedback closed 27 July 2020, last updated 12 August 2020.
Reference number: BYL-465
In July 2020, we proposed changes in your area
To improve accessibility, we proposed to install broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) parking restrictions on 522 Beach Road, Murrays Bay. These changes aim to make it easier for residents and larger vehicles to navigate this street safely.
Murrays 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 Beach 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).
This project will proceed to the next stage of detailed design without changes before being implemented. 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.
- Concerns that the proposal will impact residents who rely on on-street parking.
We understand broken yellow lines means permanent loss of parking for the residents, however these lines are proposed to improve accessibility for residents and emergency service vehicles, and also the safety of other road users. AT would like to reiterate that residents should not rely on on-street parking to fulfil their parking needs as the strategic objectives for individual streets are subject to change and may not always meet an individual’s needs.
- Concerns that the proposal will force residents to park on the main section of Beach Road.
Our proposal is in response to complaints from residents who were experiencing accessibility issues as this slip road is narrow and cars parking here block access to street. We recommend using off-street parking wherever possible and to not solely rely on on-street parking as the restrictions tend to change over time.
- Suggestion to install the broken yellow lines on only the western side of the road. If necessary, change the slip road to a designated one-way road northbound to facilitate these recommendations.
This road is only 4.4m wide at the top and is not wide enough for emergency service vehicles to access the street even if vehicles are only parked on one side. The broken yellow lines were proposed on both sides because the road is not wide enough to facilitate a high level of parking.
- Suggestion to install the broken yellow lines only as far as 526 Beach Road.
These parking restrictions were proposed for the narrow section of the road, and ends just after the driveway of 526 Beach Road. If we reduce the length of broken yellow lines it will create difficulties for emergency service vehicle access.
- Concerns that this proposal will make the main section of Beach Road even more unsafe than it currently is if more cars are forced to park there.
Broken yellow lines are being installed on the slip road of Beach Road in locations that have been deemed necessary. Any section of the road without restrictions can be used for parking. There is also an indented parking bay on the opposite side of Beach Road that can be used for parking.
- Suggestion to reduce the number of spaces to no more than 2-3 cars as many residents do not feel comfortable parking their cars on Beach Road.
The slip road is only 4.4m wide at the top and is not wide enough for emergency vehicles to access the street even if vehicles are parked on one side. The broken yellow lines were proposed on both sides because the road is not wide enough. AT would like to reiterate that residents should not rely on on-street parking to fulfill their parking needs as the strategic objectives for individual streets are subject to change and might not always meet an individual’s needs.
- Request for the hedges outside of 526 Beach Road to be trimmed and maintained to allow easier passage.
The trimming of the hedges is something that is done as part of council’s regular maintenance. If the hedges require trimming, please contact Auckland Council.
These works are being planned for November 2020, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays.