Auckland Transport

Capri Place & Calypso Way, Unsworth Heights - No stopping restrictions

Consultation status: closed 2 June 2017

We are proposing to install new No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) at the following locations:

  • The southern kerb of Capri Place up to number 7.
  • From number 11, then around the cul-de-sac to the parking bays on the northern kerb of Capri Place.
  • On approach to and around the roundabout at the intersection of Capri Place and Calypso Way.

Why the changes are needed

Parked vehicles near the roundabout and on Capri Place are causing accessibility issues for residents, visitors and rubbish trucks and this proposal can help improve access and safety.

Download the consultation drawing for Capri Place and Calypso Way (PDF 263KB)

Feedback

The proposal received positive 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

  •  Extend the broken yellow lines (BYLs).
    A site investigation carried out on the 19/07/2017 observed no parking issues from 31 to 59 Calypso Way, including 20 and 33.
    Outside 25 and 27 Calypso Way, the road is 7.5m wide and therefore wide enough to safely park either side of the road.
    The proposed broken yellow lines outside of 3 Capri Road mean that broken yellow lines on the opposite side of the road are not required.
  • Reduce the broken yellow lines.
    The road width outside 9 and 11 Capri Place is less than 6m, which is not enough for parking on both sides of the road. The proposed BYLs within the head of the cul-de-sac provide turning space for all vehicles, especially rubbish trucks. It is also important for emergency service vehicles to access properties in event of emergency. We will keep monitoring the parking situation after the proposed BYLs installed.
  • Concerns that there will be a reduction in available parking.
    The proposed changes are necessary to keep sufficient accessibility and visibility for road users. Cars should not park too close to intersections, park within the head of the cul-de-sac, or block any road.
  • Enforce restrictions on vehicles parking on grass berm.
    We will be in touch with Auckland Council parks management for regulating their contractors’ vehicles parking.
    For residents parking, we suggest their cars be parked within their property. It is safe, clean and beneficial to the community.

Next steps

We expect work to begin in the 2017/18 financial year (starting in July 2017), subject to design changes or funding issues. Contractors will notify all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.