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Carol Lee Place, Albany - no stopping at all times restriction

Consultation status: closed 6 December 2016

We are seeking feedback on a proposal to add No Stopping at All Times restrictions (broken yellow lines) along Carol Lee Place in Albany Heights.

The proposal comes after the public raised concerns about the restricted vehicle access and movement when cars are parked on both sides of the road.

The proposed broken yellow lines will improve accessibility for residents and emergency services.

View the proposed changes to Carol Lee Place (PDF 144KB)

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your feedback.

The proposal received mainly 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

  • Concern about the loss of on-street parking which is already an issue. Carol Lee Place is classified as a narrow road with a width of 6m. In narrow roads, drivers must park on one side of the road only to maintain accessibility for traffic. We have been contacted by local residents concerned about the on-street parking blocking traffic trying to access the road and encountering limited manoeuvrability space at the end of the cul-de-sac. Also, there are other driveways connecting to Carol Lee Place that require good accessibility at the cul-de-sac head. Site observations confirmed the issue. The proposed parking restrictions will provide the necessary manoeuvrability and accessibility for residents and visitors.

  • Request to extend the ‘no stopping at all times’ restriction to Quail Drive to improve vehicle accessibility to Carol Lee Place. The proposed length of ‘no stopping at all times’ road markings are enough to provide adequate accessibility for cars turning in and out of Carol Lee Place.

  • Suggestion to have ‘no stopping at all times’ restriction on both sides of Carol Lee Place. The proposed ‘no stopping at all times’ is enough to provide adequate accessibility for traffic while allowing drivers to park on one side of the road.

  • Question whether it would be possible to either have lines across the driveways too or parking areas marked in white and suggestion that if the proposal goes ahead, there could be a greater issue with people parking on the right-of-way drive instead. We rarely uses broken yellow lines road markings across driveways, with the exception of high use or emergency access situations such as fire stations or medical centres. Parking within one metre of a vehicle crossing or driveway is illegal and this is clearly outlined in the New Zealand (NZ) Road Code. All drivers are expected to be aware of the Road Code and may be subject to enforcement action if they park illegally. If you notice a vehicle is parked within one metre of this vehicle crossing and blocking access, please call Parking Enforcement on 09 355 3553 with the details of the vehicle. 

  • Request to install ‘no stopping at all times’ at the corner of Quail Drive and Gills Road. Gills Road is outside the scope of this proposal. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback or report a problem here.

Next stage

We expect to introduce this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.