Proposal status: updated 4 March 2019
Reference number: BYL-368
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to install new 'No stopping at all times' (broken yellow lines) parking restrictions between 275 and 297 Glenfield Road, Glenfield, which will connect the existing broken yellow lines on either side of the road.
Why the changes are needed
This is expected to improve the traffic flow and reduce delays for cars turning onto Coronation Road and buses travelling along Glenfield Road. Currently, cars parking along this section of the road can prevent drivers from creating two lanes and this can hold up traffic.
This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback.
A summary of feedback and answers to community questions and concerns:
- This proposal received positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported the improvement in access and traffic flow that the project will enable.
- Respondent raised the issues of cyclist safety and asserted that the removal of parking would speed up existing traffic. The respondent suggested the introduction of a cycle lane, or a T3 transit lane. Auckland Transport currently do not have plans to install cycle lanes or T3 lanes along this section of Glenfield Road. In the existing situation when cars are parked on the kerb side lane, cyclists have to ride around the parked cars by encroaching onto the inner lane. This increases the chances of cyclists getting side swept by vehicles. The proposed parking restrictions clear the kerb side lane allowing cyclists to take the whole lane, improving cyclist safety in this area.
- Suggestions that additional broken yellow lines be installed in various locations:
- The other side of Glenfield Road. There are edge lines marked on the northbound lane to provide space for on-street parking. These parked cars do not impede the traffic flow, therefore we do not believe parking restrictions are needed on the other side of the road.
- Hogans Road turning onto Glenfield Road. There are existing broken yellow lines on Hogans Road at the intersection with Glenfield Road. These parking restrictions extend all the way to the start of the left turn slip lane. Further extending the parking restrictions would encourage drivers to create two lanes of traffic. The road is not wide enough for two lanes, which could result in vehicles to queuing up encroaching onto the opposing lane, therefore we will not be extending parking restrictions at this location.
- Diana Drive turning onto Chivalry Road and Birkenhead Avenue from Recreation Drive up to Pupuke Road northbound. We will investigate this location in the future. If we observe parked vehicles obstructing the flow of traffic, we will investigate suitable solutions.
- Suggestion that restrictions at peak times may be more suitable. Glenfield Road is an arterial road, which are primarily designed to accommodate high traffic volumes of all forms and to facilitate movement between key destinations. If a vehicle was parking along this section of Glenfield Road even outside of peak hours, it would restrict the traffic flow to one lane and force drivers to change lanes to pass the parked car, increasing the chances of a collision. It was decided the proposed broken yellow lines is a better option at this location for better traffic flow approaching the roundabout at all times rather than a clearway at peak times.
- Suggestion that reserve space on Domain Road could facilitate parking bays. There is adequate parking available on the nearby streets to accommodate the loss of parking caused by this proposal. Therefore, we do not believe additional parking bays are required at this stage.
- Respondents asserted that the parking spaces being removed are used by residents, and so would be penalised by the proposal. We do understand that on-street parking can be an asset for households with limited parking in their properties. However, there is parking on the opposite side of the road, marked by an edge line which can be utilised by residents, visitors and commuters.
- Suggestion that more parking be installed for park and ride customers to ease congestion on residential streets. There is adequate parking available on the nearby streets to accommodate both the existing use of the roads and the loss of parking caused by this proposal.
- Concerns about the safety of the roundabout at present, and the effect that the proposal would have on the speed of vehicles using the roundabout. We believe that the proposed parking restrictions would not have a major impact on vehicle speeds. Customers who observe unsafe driving should contact the police and report those instances immediately, as the authorities will be best placed to remedy and monitor the situation.
This work will happen in approximately 6 months, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents prior to construction starting.