Proposal status: Feedback closed 11 November 2019, last updated 15 January 2020
Reference number: RTV-268
We're making changes in your area
In November 2019, we proposed to convert existing parking spaces on Hinemoa Street and Mokoia Road, Birkenhead into P5 loading zones operating Monday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm. Currently, the Hinemoa Street space is a P30 parking and Mokoia Road has two P60 parking spaces. We are proposing to convert these to P5 loading zones.
- Download the proposal drawing for Hinemoa Street (PDF 301KB)
- Download the proposal drawing for Mokoia Road (PDF 288KB)
Why the changes are needed
The proposal is aimed at improving loading and unloading facilities in the town centre to assist businesses.
This proposal has been designed by the working group formed with Auckland Transport, Kaipātiki Local Board and the Birkenhead Business Association. This working group came together to address concerns regarding carparking after the damage caused to Rawene Road carpark in October 2017.
The proposed P5 parking restrictions will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being installed on Hinemoa Street and Mokoia Road. Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- Request to extend the kerb, by creating a one metre berm, to ensure that tall vehicles do not damage awnings outside 261. There are currently broken yellow lines outside the shops 365 and 259 Hinemoa Street and vehicles should not be parking there. We believe that the proposed P5 Loading Zone is far enough away from the kerb for trucks not to hit any signage.
- Request to consider comments regarding pedestrian safety provided when a crossing was installed outside Blitza Pizza. According to our records, this is not a dedicated pedestrian crossing. Therefore, pedestrians intending to cross at this location must look for a safe gap between traffic.
- Multiple requests that loading zones should be changed to Monday to Friday 8am to 12pm. The standard times for loading zones are from 8am to 6pm. We understand that unloading and loading of vehicles continues throughout the day and does not stop in the morning or on weekends.
- Concern that the community has had many parks removed, which would negatively impact businesses. We understand that parking is in high demand in the area and we want to ensure that parks are available to the community. That is why these spaces are not dedicated solely to goods vehicles but are available to all for unloading and loading. In addition, Rawene Road carpark re-opened in late November 2019. It provides the community with access to approximately 130 carparking spaces.
- Request that proposed loading zone is moved to the library side of the road, to ensure visibility is maintained and customers can safely use the pedestrian crossing. The proposed location does not obstruct the line of sight between approaching vehicles and pedestrians waiting to cross the road at the zebra crossing.
- Request to move loading zone further away from the busy area pedestrian area. Currently, normal parking is observed where the loading zones have been proposed. We are not proposing changing the nature of the carparks, so we understand changing the parking spaces to loading zone will not impact negatively or add more risks to people’s safety.
These works are planned to be completed by 30 April 2020, 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.