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Emirali Road, Silverdale – Broken Yellow Lines Emirali Road, Silverdale – Broken Yellow Lines

Proposal status: Feedback closed 5 May 2021. Last Updated 31 May 2021.

Reference number: BYL-489 

Proposal outcome

In April 2021, we proposed installing broken yellow lines on both sides of Emirali Road in Silverdale. This was our second proposal to address the on-street parking issues raised by business owners on Emirali who were concerned about blocked driveways and reduced access for the heavy vehicles that use the road. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.

What happens next

We anticipate the lines will be painted in June 2021.

Community feedback

Thank you for adding your voice to this proposal. Your local knowledge has helped us make this decision for your neighbourhood. A strong majority of respondents supported the changes. The community highlighted concerns about the current parking arrangement, like potential collisions and the lack of reliable access for heavy trucks and emergency vehicles, as reasons they supported this proposal.

We have provided a summary of the comments and queries we received, and our responses to them, below.

Loss of parking

  • Concern about the loss of parking for small businesses.
    Concern that the proposal disrupts the design of Highgate Business Park.
    Concern that the business development was poorly thought out.

    Emirali Road is in an industrial area that requires the road width to accommodate large trucks to service the businesses. Broken yellow lines are necessary on both sides of the road so the road can serve the needs of the community safely.
  • Suggests broken yellow lines on just one side of the road.
    Allowing cars to park on just one side of the road would still make the two-way traffic flow of large, heavy vehicles difficult or impossible, which is the purpose of Emirali Road.
  • Concern that staff will have nowhere to park, and will begin to park in the residential areas if the parking restrictions are implemented.
    The Auckland Unitary Plan requires businesses to provide adequate parking for their employees. We acknowledge that the overflow parking will need to shift to another location, and that this may be inconvenient, but Emirali Road will be safer for all road users with the removal of on-street parking.

Local construction

  • Concern that this proposal will affect the construction in the area.
    Construction-related vehicles will only be in the area temporarily. In the interim, they will have to park on-site or use the service lane.
  • Concern that the current parking issues and congestion on Emirali Road is due to the number of construction workers in the area at present, and a suggestion that no changes are made until the road use has normalised.
    Emirali Road is situated in an industrial area that requires the road width to accommodate traffic activities entailing large trucks to service the businesses. The operational issues for such vehicles exist due to parking from other businesses, not related to the construction.

Proposal

  • Suggestion to make Emirali Road a one-way road.
    Broken yellow lines would still be required on both sides of the road to accommodate the turning radius for large trucks turning into the driveways. Creating a one-way road can be difficult to regulate and enforce.
  • Concern that all businesses on Emirali Road are being punished by a single business that does not have sufficient parking for its employees.
    All businesses are required to provide the necessary number of parking spaces as per the Unitary Plan. This is an industrial area so the roads are required to service the associated traffic activities.
  • Concern that all businesses on Emirali Road are being punished because of the few businesses that require access for their large trucks.
    Emirali Road is situated in an industrial area that requires the road width to accommodate traffic activities entailing large trucks to service the businesses. To meet this operational requirement, broken yellow lines are necessary on both sides of the road.

Proposal update 14 April 2021

In February 2021, we asked for your feedback on a proposal to improve access for heavy vehicles. We have listened to your responses and designed a new proposal that reflects the requests of residents.

We are now proposing to restrict parking all along both sides of Emirali Road to make sure the road is safe and accessible by the large trucks that use the road.

The changes we are proposing

  • Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) along both sides of Emirali Road. This will remove approximately 82 on-street parking spaces.

Download the updated proposal drawing for Emirali Road (PDF 774KB)

The changes in this proposal have been requested by the community to address access issues for large trucks along Emirali Road. Painting broken yellow lines along the length of Emirali Road would provide enough space for the heavy vehicles to access the road while increasing visibility and safety for all road users.

We understand removing parking can be inconvenient, but the local community has told us that any on-street parking forces drivers to informally use the road as a one-way street, which is unsafe for all drivers and unreasonable for the large trucks that use Emirali Road or any emergency services vehicles that may require access. We are proposing the removal of all on-street parking following residents’ feedback from the previous consultation in February 2021, which proposed painting broken yellow lines on alternating sides of Emirali Road.

Give your feedback for Emirali Road

If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it freepost using the address details on the form.

What happens next:

  • We’ll consider all the feedback we receive on this new proposal, and then decide the best way to move forward.
  • We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this webpage.
  • We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.


We're proposing improvements in your area

Aucklanders have told us that moving around our region safely and easily is important to them. We are proposing some improvements to your area. The local community have asked us to improve access for heavy vehicles by painting broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times restrictions) along Emirali Road and we are asking for your views.

The changes we are proposing:

  • Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on alternate sides of Emirali Road. This will remove approximately 27 on-street parking spaces.

Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. These changes have been requested by the community to address the issue of parked vehicles along Emirali Road which make it difficult for heavy vehicles to enter and exit the service lanes. Painting broken yellow lines will provide enough space for these heavy vehicles to use the service lanes instead of driveways along Emirali Road. We understand removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal of parking as much as possible.

Download the proposal drawing for Emirali Road (PDF 208KB) 

What happens next

  • We’ll listen to all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward.
  • We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this webpage.
  • We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.

Silverdale: 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 Emirali Road 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).