Proposal status: Feedback closed 21 May 2020, last updated 7 July 2020.
Reference number: RTV-292
In May 2020, we proposed changes in your area
To improve road safety, we proposed to convert two parking spaces to one 12m P5 loading zone at 308 Coatesville Riverhead Highway, Coatesville.
This proposal was in response to a complaint that delivery trucks were finding it difficult to park at 308 Coatesville Riverhead Highway, Coatesville, between the Coatesville Store and Fernielea Café. Site investigation found that there is no safe place for trucks delivering to the Coatesville Store to load and unload when on-street parking is occupied.
As a result, delivery drivers for the Coatesville Store had been parking illegally across the vehicle crossing when on-street parking bays were unavailable. These changes aim to provide a safe place for trucks to unload deliveries and ensure that the road is safe, and clear.
Coatesville: 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 Coatesville Riverhead Highway 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).
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on AT and the wider Auckland Council whānau. As a result, Auckland Council is implementing an Emergency Budget which will reduce AT’s capital and operating budgets. This could mean this project is delayed. We will be in touch with you once we know more about how this project will be impacted by the current budget constraints. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Once the budget is confirmed, the proposed changes will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning before being constructed.
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.
The project received positive feedback from the community.
- Respondents supported the proposal and said that they liked the idea of a 5-minute loading zone on that side of Coatesville Riverhead Highway.
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you support this proposal and believe it will be an improvement to this road.
- Respondent suggested another P5 Loading Zone on the opposite side of the street as sometimes trucks may obstruct visibility on the road when coming out of Glenmore Road and turning towards Kumeu.
A Loading Zone was considered on the opposite side of the road to the store, but during a site visit, delivery drivers who were spoken to reported that they felt unsafe crossing with a fully laden trolley. One loading zone was considered sufficient for the amount of loading/unloading to the store. With regards to visibility and seeing past trucks parked legally on the Coatesville Riverhead Highway towards Kumeu (opposite café), there is a 'Stop' sign and line for drivers when turning from Glenmore Road. When a vehicle is stopped at the line, the ‘Stop’ line is far enough forwards and the broken yellow lines signifying No Stopping are of sufficient distance for drivers to see clearly past any vehicle parked.
- Respondents requested renaming the Loading Zone to be called a P5 Pickup/Drop-off Zone so the public could still use it to shop at the store.
Pickup/drop off zones require users to remain with the vehicle which is not suitable for visitors to the store or delivery drivers. The P5 loading zone is not restricted to goods vehicles only and can be used by any vehicle so any member of the public visiting the store would also be to use it. There are also 7 on-site parking spaces provided for the store.
We will be in touch with you once we know more about how this project will be impacted by the current budget constraints. Once funding is secured, our contractors will send notices to residents or businesses affected by works 48 hours before the work starts.