Auckland Transport

Hauraki Road and Totara Road, Leigh - no stopping at all times restriction

Consultation status: closed 11 November 2016

We are seeking feedback on a proposal to add more No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) at the Hauraki Road and Totara Road intersection in Leigh. 

The removal of parking will help drivers see pedestrians using the new pram crossings. Pedestrians will also have a clear view of approaching vehicles before stepping out onto the road. 

Download the updated proposed changes to Hauraki Road and Totara Road (PDF 165KB)

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your 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 with changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback and proposed solution

  • Concern about whether No stopping at all times (NSAAT) restrictions are necessary. This proposal was initiated by a member of the public who was concerned about the safety of children crossing the road outside the school. Observations at the site confirmed that some children were crossing the road immediately in front of parked vehicles, in locations where approaching drivers did not have adequate visibility of the children to stop whenever required.
  • Concern about removal of parking. The proposal has been reviewed and the NSAAT restrictions have been reduced in three locations to ensure minimal removal of parking. While it is acknowledged that there is a high demand for parking at peak times, there is also ample parking in close proximity for pick-up and drop-off. The parking that is being removed is necessary to ensure the safety of children crossing the road.
  • Request for a zebra crossing and signs indicating that a school is nearby. Currently, there are children crossing signs leading up to the school in both directions on Hauraki Road. The site of this proposal does not meet the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) requirements for a zebra crossing.
  • Request for additional works including a footpath up to the sawmill. This request is out of scope for this proposal. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback or report a problem here.

Next stage

We expect to introduce this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.