Proposal status: closed 21 February 2019
Reference number: BYL-370
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to install No stopping at all times (broken yellow lines) parking restrictions on Coronation Road near the intersection with Mountbatten Avenue in Hillcrest. This would remove roughly 4 on-street parking spaces.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are needed to increase road access and driver visibility. Currently, vehicles are parking on either side of this intersection, impacting the visibility for drivers exiting Mountbatten Avenue.
This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. A summary of this feedback and answers to community questions and concerns is below.
- This proposal received positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported the improvement in visibility and safety that the restrictions would cause.
- The respondent highlighted Coronation Road as an important east-west link for cyclists and subsequently asked that AT consider the introduction of traffic calming measures to keep speeds low. We are currently working to a plan to reduce speeds on Auckland’s roads. This plan targets change on the highest priority areas based on the level of safety risk measured for each road on our network. The initial roll out of speed reduction, is focused on approximately 10 per cent of our road network, including residential areas.
To address traffic speeds in residential areas we have adopted an area-based focus for 2019 onwards. This recognises that traffic-calming changes on one street have a flow-on effect on the surrounding neighbourhood.
This plan will support all drivers to travel at the appropriate speed and to the road condition. This programme targets delivery to areas that have been prioritised for changes to reduce the incidence and impact of crashes. This is based on several factors, including the number of crashes, safety risk, traffic speed, land use and concerns raised by local residents and their elected representatives.
While we do appreciate your concerns, Coronation road has not been identified in the first tranche of areas within our Residential Speed Management programme. We have added these comments to our database to indicate support for safer speeds on Coronation Road. Find out more about the Residential Speed Management programme.
- Respondents suggested that the Broken Yellow Lines be extended to;
- The boundary of 65-67 Coronation Road.
- Up to Lyndon Avenue.
- Between the driveways of 74 & 76 Coronation Road.
- In front of the day-care facility (62 Coronation road) in order to increase visibility of children, as well as better access for buses.
- Removing parking along Coronation Road has the potential to increase vehicle speeds. At this stage, there is a need to provide a balance between visibility and speeds.
Extending broken yellow lines further than the proposed length on Coronation Road is likely to increase speeding proportionally more compared to the marginal improvement in visibility.
Furthermore, we do not typically install broken yellow lines for driveway related issues, except for in high use or emergency access situations, such as at fire stations and medical centres. We believe that overuse of broken yellow lines particularly where it is already illegal to park decreases their impact and may inadvertently send the message to motorists that they may park over driveways that do not have such markings in place.
If vehicles are parked within one metre of the driveway, this is illegal and is subject to enforcement. Please call AT enforcement to report this call (09) 355 3553 - 24 hours 7 days a week.
We do not feel the additional parking restrictions in front of the day care will further increase safety to warrant such implementation. Similarly, the proposed bus stop accounts for the distance of the required lead-in distance during its period of operation. There are negligible benefits to bus operations by extending the restrictions.
This work will happen within 6 months, 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.