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Cypress Place, Sunnynook - Broken yellow lines Cypress Place, Sunnynook - Broken yellow lines

Proposal status: Feedback closed 2 August 2019, last updated 26 August 2019

Reference number: BYL-408

We've proposed changes in your area

In July 2019, we proposed to add No Stopping At All Times (NSAAT) parking restrictions around the cul-de-sac on Cypress Place in Sunnynook. Our proposal responds to a request from local residents to address the issue of parked vehicles blocking the street and forcing larger vehicles to make unsafe turning manoeuvres.

Download the proposal drawing for Cypress Place (PDF 372KB) 

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed to improve road access by preventing cars from parking around the cul-de-sac on Cypress Place and blocking the movement of larger vehicles and emergency services.

Proposal outcome

We have made minor changes to the proposed design based on community feedback. The proposed No Stopping At All Times parking restrictions have been reduced by 1 car length at both ends. This will achieve the goals of the proposal while leaving as much on-street parking as possible. 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.

Feedback received

Many respondents supported the proposal, pointing out how the changes will prevent parked cars from blocking their driveways and allowing rubbish trucks to safely turn around.

We are happy to hear that our proposal will have a positive impact on the community.

  • Request to extend No Stopping At All Times restriction down the entire length of one side of Cypress Place to prevent commuters from leaving their cars on the street. We only propose a No Stopping At All Times restriction when there is an issue of safety or issue with cars or large vehicles accessing the street. Cypress Place is 7 metres wide, which should provide adequate lane width for drivers to pass each other and turn, even when cars are parked on both sides of the road. Therefore, we will not include additional No Stopping At All Times restrictions in this design.
  • Request to extend No Stopping At All Times restriction from Laurina Place to Sunset Road on the northbound left-hand side to allow northbound and southbound traffic to exit. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will investigate this issue, and if it meets our criteria for parking changes, we will make a separate proposal for No Stopping At All Times restriction in the near future.
  • Concern that the proposed change is not needed for lack of safety or street-accessibility issues. This project is a response to requests from local residents regarding safety when exiting their driveways, as well as issues caused by rubbish trucks and other service vehicles manoeuvring in the cul-de-sac due to parked cars.
  • Request to add nearby Park and Ride facility for the Constellation Bus Station to reduce on-street parking demand. A project like this would require significant investment and investigation. We are currently not considering a Park and Ride facility at this location. Instead, we are continuously improving our bus network into and out of bus stations, so that our customers can catch local feeder buses into the larger transit hubs.
  • Concern that parking restrictions will reduce property value of affected residences. We are not aware of any evidence indicating that the removal of parking has led to a reduction in property value.
  • Request to minimize proposed No Stopping At All Times restriction since parking restrictions will decrease parking opportunities for residents and visitors. We have revised the plan so 2 carparks are retained. The revised plan has a No Stopping At All Times restriction extending around the cul-de-sac from the driveway of number 9 to the driveway of number 20 Cypress Place. This will allow service trucks to turn without mounting the kerb while leaving as much on-street parking as possible.
  • Request to implement P60 or P120 parking restrictions instead of Broken Yellow Lines to prevent commuters from leaving their cars on the street throughout the entire day. Introducing a timed parking restriction on this street would not resolve the safety and accessibility issues in this cul-de-sac as parked cars would continue to block the path of larger vehicles.

Next steps

These works are planned between October and November 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.