Proposal status: closed 12 November 2018
Reference number: BYL-349
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to install broken yellow lines near the bend on Georgia Terrace, in Albany. This would involve removal of seven parallel parking spaces.
Why the changes are needed
The changes aim to improve accessibility at the end of Georgia Terrace by installing broken yellow lines where the road is narrowest. This would ensure accessibility for large vehicles, including rubbish trucks and emergency services vehicles.
This project will proceed with minor 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.
We noted from the feedback that a number of respondents requested repainting of broken yellow lines on Georgia Terrace immediately west of the entrance to Lucas Point. We expect that this work will be carried out with the original proposal.
- This proposal received positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported the effort to improve accessibility along Georgia Terrace.
- Request for additional broken yellow lines:
- Extended northward around the inner bend (northern side) through to the shared driveway of 2-6 Georgia Terrace.
- On both sides of Georgia Terrace from the intersection with The Avenue through to 7 Georgia Terrace.
- Along the entire length of one side of Georgia Terrace.
- Along the length of both sides of Georgia Terrace.
- At the end of Georgia Terrace as cars parking at this location limit access to Lucas Point Road.
- Directly around several of the driveways on Georgia Terrace.
We recognise the importance of on-street parking as a community resource and therefore aim to remove it only where its poses visibility or accessibility issues. The majority of Georgia Terrace, with the exception of the identified area, has a width of approximately 6.8 metres. This width has been confirmed as adequate for emergency service vehicles to safely access the end of the street. We also note that not all residents have off-street parking, so they depend on access to some on-street parking.
- Request to remove the broken yellow lines suggested for the southern side of Georgia Terrace.
Tracking for large vehicles along Georgia Terrace has been undertaken, and it confirmed that broken yellow lines are required along the southern side of the street to ensure access.
- Request to retain parking along the inner bend (northern side) of Georgia Terrace.
Retaining parking along the inner bend could cause manoeuvrability issues for parked cars at the angle parking. For this reason, we are unable to change the proposal.
- Concern parked vehicles frequently block driveway access for residents.
Parking within one metre from a driveway is prohibited according to the New Zealand Road Code. If you observe this behaviour in the future, please contact AT Parking Enforcement on 09 355 3553.
- Suggestion to mitigate parking loss on Georgia Terrace by removing some broken yellow lines on The Avenue.
The Avenue carries significantly higher traffic volumes than Georgia Terrace, making it inappropriate for on-street parking due to visibility and safety concerns.
- Concern over loss of on-street visitor parking.
We recognise the importance of on-street parking as a community resource and therefore aim to remove it only where it poses visibility or accessibility issues. The proposed broken yellow lines are necessary in order to ensure accessibility for emergency service vehicles.
- Request to install an indented parking bay on the southern side of the road where the broken yellow lines are being proposed.
At this stage, significant changes to kerb lines are not warranted. The proposal should ensure sufficient visibility and access for all vehicles.
- Concerns that drivers frequently travel at speed around the bend on Georgia Terrace.
Our investigations have not suggested that vehicle speeds are a major concern along this street. However, if you notice individual drivers frequently traveling over the speed limit, we suggest that you contact the police who may choose to carry out more targeted enforcement.
- Concern that the broken yellow lines immediately west of the entrance to Lucas Point Road are faded and need repainting.
We will include repainting of broken yellow lines at this location as we consider this a safety issue, as shown in the updated proposal drawing above. Lucas Point Road itself, however, belongs to a private developer and therefore we are unable to extend broken yellow lines past what is included in the updated drawing.
This work will happen on or before 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.