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Fairview Avenue, Fairview Heights - Broken yellow lines Fairview Avenue, Fairview Heights - Broken yellow lines

Proposal status: updated 20 December 2018

Due to the holiday period, the outcome for this proposal will be slightly delayed. We expect that a final decision will be made available in January, which we will then provide updates in addition to responses to individual concerns and requests.

Reference number: BYL-343

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing installation of No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) along the section of Fairview Avenue, outside properties #74 and #77. 

Download the proposal drawing for Fairview Avenue (PDF 212KB)

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed to improve visibility issues along Fairview Avenue. Our investigation showed that due to the road characteristics, visibility is limited for upcoming traffic.

Proposal outcome

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.

Feedback received

  • This proposal received positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported efforts to improve safety and visibility at this location.
  • Requests to extend the proposed broken yellow lines:
    • At various points between the driveways of 77 and 83 Fairview Avenue.
      Our site observations indicate that drivers exiting the shared driveway at this location should have sufficient visibility of traffic approaching from the left. Parking immediately adjacent to a driveway however is prohibited according to the NZ Road Coad and is therefore enforceable. If you observe parking within one metre of a driveway that hinders visibility of the roadway, we encourage you to contact AT Enforcement by calling 09 355 3553.
    • To the driveway of property 66 Fairview Avenue, near the intersection with Hornbill Drive.
      At the intersection of Hornbill Drive with Fairview Avenue drivers have full visibility for oncoming traffic. The existing broken yellow lines are not required as it does not cause safety issues for drivers. The extension of broken yellow lines where safety is not a major issue can lead to speed issues; therefore this decision needs to be carefully analysed. Parking immediately adjacent to a driveway however is prohibited according to the NZ Road Coad and is therefore enforceable. If you observe parking within one metre of a driveway that hinders visibility of the roadway, we encourage you to contact AT Enforcement by calling 09 355 3553.
  • Request to reduce the extent of the proposed broken yellow lines, particularly outside 77 and 79 Fairview Avenue.
    The proposal was initiated as a result of investigations and resident complaints which indicate that there is a safety and accessibility issue at this location resulting from the blind bend and the existing pinch point, which narrows the road outside of 77 Fairview Avenue. The broken yellow lines as proposed would ensure that residents entering and exiting their driveways and drivers travelling northbound along Fairview Avenue are not unnecessarily at risk of collisions due to limited visibility. It will also ensure that vehicles travelling along Fairview Avenue, particularly large vehicles and trucks, have sufficient space to get through at this pinch point. Many of the adjacent homes have ample off-street parking and on-street parking options will continue to be available elsewhere along Fairview Avenue which residents and their visitors are welcome to utilise.
  • Request to install speed calming measures along Fairview Avenue.
    Based on the results of our assessments, which included analysis of crash data and further speed investigations, we are currently unable to consider this request at this stage. If after monitoring we find that there are significant safety risks, possible measures will be investigated as part of our Minor Improvements Programme.

Next steps

This work will happen between April and June 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.