Proposal status: closed 18 February 2018
Reference number: BYL-352
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to extend existing No stopping at all times (broken yellow lines) parking restrictions on Hebron Road in Waiake.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are needed to improve visibility for drivers approaching these corners. Currently, when cars park on these sections of the road, they can limit and obscure oncoming traffic.
Following consultation with residents and stakeholders, this project will not be proceeding to the next stage of detailed planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback.
It has been decided that this proposal could increase speed on Hebron Road, which would be a major safety concern. We found that residents felt drivers are currently more careful around the bends, and therefore slow down.
Auckland Transport is committed to decreasing speed and making Auckland’s roads as safe as possible, therefore we did not feel we could continue with the proposal.
A summary of the feedback we received and answers to community questions and concerns is below.
- This proposal did however receive positive responses from community members and stakeholders who felt access would be increased by the proposal and the restrictions would reduce conflict between cyclists and motorists on the corner, although it was decided that overall safety would be increased by not proceeding.
- Respondents raised concerns that the introduction of the proposed restrictions would increase speeds along Hebron Road as vehicles would be unimpeded.
- Respondents asserted that the restrictions would further contribute to a lack of parking on the road. Suggestions included widening the road and installing dedicated parking bays.
- Respondents requested that the proposed restrictions be extended. The suggested locations were; the top of Hebron Road, around the corner, and the bank between #94 and #90 Hebron Road.
As the proposed restrictions will not be installed, unfortunately this request cannot be fulfilled.
- Multiple respondents used the consultation as an opportunity to raise concerns about the state of the footpaths and overgrown trees and requested repair and maintenance.
These issues have been passed on to our maintenance team to be investigated and residents will be contacted closer to any work being carried out.