Auckland Transport

Faulkner Road, Northcote Point - No stopping restrictions

Consultation status: closed 26 May 2017

We are proposing to install No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) on the north side of Faulkner Road.

Why the changes are needed

As the road is narrow and cars often park on both sides, accessibility issues are caused for emergency vehicles, rubbish trucks and residents. By removing parking from one side of the road, it will allow greater accessibility for these affected vehicles.

Download the consultation drawing for Faulkner Road (PDF 193KB)

Feedback

The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

  • Parking will be pushed from Faulkner Road to Church Street, which already struggles and should be considered for residential permit parking. Residential parking schemes are implemented in high density housing areas where there is no off-street parking available. There is still off street parking available in this area.
  • Extend Broken Yellow Lines to the southern side of Faulkner Road, as well as the northern side. We acknowledge that on-street parking is a valuable and shared community resource. Therefore, its removal is only carried out where a significant safety or accessibility issue has been identified, we seek to minimise the amount of parking removed.  Installing Broken Yellow Lines on one side of the road will ensure that access is maintained for emergency vehicles while still providing on-street parking.
  • Have Broken Yellow Lines on the southern side of Faulkner Road, instead of the northern side. We observed traffic flow in the area during the consultation period, the majority of the traffic queues up on the northern side of the road, so this is the best location for the broken yellow lines.
  • Concern that Faulkner Road will see an increased number of ‘rat-runners’ using the road as a cut-through. We not expect the changes to result in a significant increase in ‘rat-runners’ using the road but we will monitor Faulkner Road after the changes are made.
  • Make the road one-way from Queen Street to Church Street, to ensure emergency services have 24/7 ingress and egress. Adding the broken yellow lines on one side of the road will ensure emergency service vehicles have access at all times.  Changing Faulkner Road to one-way would reduce network connectivity for motorists and is not necessary.
  • Put a ‘No Left Turn’ from Queen Street into Faulkner Road to stop ‘rat-runners’ performing U-turns. We believe a left turn restriction onto Queen Street would inconvenience local residents and would be difficult to enforce.
  • Congestion issues are only during peak times, therefore time-restricted parking should be considered, such as P30 or P120. Faulkner Road is a narrow street, adding the broken yellow lines on one side of the road will ensure emergency service vehicles have access at all times. 
  • Request for additional works including; parking issues at the bottom of Church Street and people disregarding the ‘No Entry’ sign from Rodney Road/Council Terrace. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback here.

Next steps

We expect to introduce this work in the 2017/18 financial year, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.