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Auckland Transport

Braemar Road, Castor Bay - No stopping at all times restrictions

Consultation status: closed 1 March 2017

We are proposing to install new No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) on Braemar Road in Castor Bay.

Why the changes are required

Currently cars will park opposite 66 Braemar Road impeding traffic. Removing this parking will improve visibility for traffic travelling east to west around the corner and removing the need to cross the centre line for those travelling west to east when passing parked vehicles.

Download the consultation drawing for Braemar Road (PDF 318KB)

Feedback results

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

There is limited on-street parking

We understand the value of on-street parking but this bend must be kept clear for vehicles to manoeuvre safely. This is especially important for trucks and emergency service vehicles. On-street parking is available further down the road.

Cut back vegetation to widen road

Any vegetation that restricts visibility will be trimmed as part of these works.

Additional signage and/or mirrors for the corner and recommended speeds

There is a 30km/hr speed sign outside 60 Braemar Road. More speed signs will be investigated if they are required. 

We no longer install convex mirrors as they are generally ineffective and often unsafe and can give a false sense of distance and speed of oncoming vehicles. Mirrors are also expensive to install and difficult to maintain.

Accident history for the road and proposed area

The crash history has not been investigated, but we have found the location to be hazardous when vehicles are parked outside 66 Braemar Road. The proposed broken yellow lines will prevent accidents in the future. 

Request for additional works, including further broken yellow lines, speed limit changes and changes to traffic flow

If you would like a request to be considered, please use our Feedback form or Report a problem form.

Next steps

We expect to begin this work before August 2017, subject to any further design changing or funding issues. 

Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction.