First Ave, Stanley Point - Broken Yellow Lines First Ave, Stanley Point - Broken Yellow Lines

Consultation status: closed 5 March 2018

Proposal reference: BYL-217

We are proposing to install a section of broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) in front of property number 8 on First Avenue, Stanley Point.

View the consultation drawing for First Ave (PDF 231KB)

Why the changes are needed

Our investigation showed that vehicles parking on this section of road in First Avenue poses manoeuvrability issues for vehicles, especially rubbish trucks and emergency services, turning around at the end of the street. We propose to install broken yellow lines at this location to provide more room for turning.

Feedback results

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

  • Request to prohibit parking along First Avenue on Tuesdays in order to ease access for garbage collection trucks. The proposal aims to provide easier access and manoeuvrability for not only rubbish trucks but emergency service vehicles as well.
  • Request to install signage advising large vehicles and trucks not to turn into First Avenue and a request to improve the visibility of the existing 'No Exit' sign. We find that large vehicles typically take heed of the ‘no exit’ sign and will not turn into the street unless absolutely necessary.
  • Request to reduce the extent of broken yellow lines to the 2 metres leading up to the shared driveway of property nos. 8, 10, 10A, and 12 instead. As there is no cul-de-sac, it is necessary to fully extend the broken yellow lines at this location to improve manoeuvrability of larger vehicles.
  • Enquiry into the history/evidence of manoeuvrability issues at this location. There has been significant damage to driveways from heavy vehicles at this location, which indicates that they are experiencing manoeuvrability issues.
  • Suggestion that trucks should reverse up the street rather than turning around at the end of First Avenue. We do not encourage this practice for safety reasons.
  • Concern over the removal of parking. Although the loss of parking may be inconvenient, driveways in the surrounding area continuously experience damage from heavy vehicles due to manoeuvrability issues from parked cars. Furthermore, there are a number of on-street parking spaces already provided along this street.

Next Steps

We expect to introduce this work between July 2018 and June 2019, subject to further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will notify all affected residents prior to construction work.