Proposal status: Feedback closed 12 September 2019, last updated 1 October 2019.
Reference number: BYL-407
We've proposed changes in your area
In August 2019, we proposed a short section of broken yellow lines parking restrictions outside numbers 14 and 16 Contessa Drive in Glenfield.
Why the changes are needed
Our proposal responds to requests from local residents to address a safety issue where drivers are colliding with cars parked on this bend in the road.
We have made minor changes to the design based on community feedback. Changes include additional broken yellow lines parking restrictions outside numbers 12 and 20 Contessa Drive. 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.
- Many respondents supported the proposal, noting that a parking restriction would better allow vehicles travelling in opposite directions to safely pass.
We are happy to hear that our project will improve driver safety in the area.
- Requests to extend the proposed broken yellow lines restrictions to improve driver visibility along this stretch of road.
We have revised our proposed design so that the broken yellow lines parking restrictions run from the driveway of number 10 Contessa Drive to the driveway of number 20. This will improve visibility for vehicles travelling downhill through the curve in the road at this location.
- Request for broken yellow lines restrictions in front of numbers 9 and 17 instead of numbers 14 and 16, to prevent collisions between eastbound buses and parked cars.
We have not been notified of any prior collisions of this type. The current proposal responds to several recorded incidents where drivers travelling downhill in the westbound lane collided with parked vehicles in the same lane. However, if parked cars on the north side of the road present a safety concern, we will develop a new design and ask for community feedback on a separate proposal.
- Request for broken yellow lines restrictions on both sides of the road to improve driver visibility.
Like the above request, only cars parked on the south side of the road have contributed to recorded safety issues. We are reluctant to remove on-street parking spaces which do not create safety risks or contribute to congestion. As noted above, if parking on the north side of the road presents a demonstrable safety risk, we will develop a new design and ask for community feedback on a separate proposal.
- Concern that the proposed broken yellow lines restrictions will not improve visibility or reduce excessive traffic speeds on Contessa Drive.
The proposed changes are expected to improve visibility by enabling westbound drivers to see the entirety of their lane as they travel downhill through the curve. Regarding excessive speed, we are implementing a new area-wide approach to introducing speed calming measures. Although Contessa Drive has not been identified in the first group of areas within our Residential Speed Management programme, we have added your comments to our database to indicate support for safer speeds in your residential area. Find out more information about the residential areas that will be prioritised for further investigation.
- Request for additional speed humps on Contessa Drive.
Speed humps installation are not within the scope of this project. As with the feedback above, speed calming measures are now being considered as part of an area-wide approach, and support for additional speed humps on Contessa Drive has been noted for further investigation.
These works are planned between November and December 2019, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.