Proposal status: Feedback closed 30 October 2020, last updated 18 January 2021.
In October 2020, we proposed changes to improve safety on the service lane between 327 and 345 Glenfield Road by making some changes to parking. We also proposed upgrades to 2 nearby bus stops. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed.
What happens next
The broken yellow lines on the service lane and the upgrades to the bus stops will be delivered as separate projects. We anticipate the broken yellow lines on the service lane will be painted between March and May 2021. We will upgrade the bus stops between July 2021 and June 2022, depending on funding confirmation.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- We received mostly positive feedback noting that the proposed changes will make the roads safe. Thank you for your feedback and we are glad to hear the proposal will improve the safety of people and road users.
- Concerns that some residents park their cars on the bend on the service lane making it difficult to pass safely. Suggestion that residents are given a council notice to park their cars in a safer manner. We will send a letter to residents on the service lane encouraging considerate parking.
- Suggestion to install a mirror on the bend around 335 and 337 Glenfield Road to help with visibility, warning of oncoming cars. We understand your concerns however we no longer install convex mirrors for private properties. While these can be useful in a limited number of locations, we have found them generally ineffective and at times unsafe. The convex mirror can give a false sense of the distance and of the speed of an oncoming vehicle. Drivers can misinterpret what they see in the convex mirror and put themselves and other road users at risk. These mirrors are also not cost effective as they are expensive to install and are difficult to maintain. They often generate an on-going maintenance liability due to theft and vandalism.
- Concern that cars drive both ways on this one way service lane. Suggestion for traffic signs on both ends of this lane indicating that it is one way. Although this service lane currently operates as an informal one-way, it is officially a two-way lane. Making this service lane strictly one-way may result in an increase in the speed of drivers, reducing the overall safety. Having two way traffic on the service lane cars must slow down to navigate the lane.
- Concerns for the safety of drivers exiting onto Glenfield Road from the service lane and for pedestrians crossing the road to get to the bus stop. It is difficult with oncoming traffic, drivers turning from Roberts Road and buses pulling into the bus stop. Changes to the intersection of Glenfield Road & Roberts Road are currently being investigated. Considerations for pedestrians and improved vehicle movements will be included in this proposal.
- Request for the service lane between 311 and 321 Glenfield Road to be opened onto Glenfield Road, outside 311 Glenfield Road, for safer access. This issue has been investigated previously but was found to be not feasible as it would make the area less safe overall. Opening the service lane would create a rat running issue on this busy arterial road, making the area less safe for residents.
- Concern that there are yellow lines that continue down to 311 Glenfield Road that are not shown on the drawing. The existing yellow lines are already captured in an existing legal resolution and will not be affected by this proposal.
We're proposing changes in your area
Aucklanders have told us that moving around our city safely and easily is important to them. We are proposing some improvements to your area and are asking for your feedback.
We would like to improve safety on the service lane between 327 and 345 Glenfield Road by making some changes to parking on this narrow road. We are also upgrading 2 nearby bus stops.
The changes we are proposing:
- Extend the existing broken yellow lines on one side of the service lane between 327 and 335 Glenfield Road.
- Upgrade bus stop 3887, outside 325 Glenfield Road. This includes painting bus stop road markings and additional broken yellow lines at each end of the stop.
- Upgrade bus stop 4016, outside 320 Glenfield Road. This involves painting broken yellow lines at each end of the stop and will remove approximately 3 to 4 parking spaces.
Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. These changes aim to improve the safety and access issues caused by cars parking on both sides of this narrow service lane. Extending the broken yellow lines on one side will make it easier and safer for residents to access their driveways and improve access for large vehicles, including the emergency services.
The bus stops do not currently meet the standards required for people using the AT Metro bus network. We need to remove some on street parking to ensure buses can enter and exit the stops safely and efficiently. We understand removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal of parking.
What happens next
- We’ll listen to all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward.
- We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this webpage.
- We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.
Glenfield: Safe with us
Auckland Transport cares for your safety. We want to make our roads safe for everyone, people walking and cycling, especially for our kids and senior citizens and people driving. Projects like this one around Glenfield Road are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety over other measures (like minor time saving).