Proposal status: updated 22 November 2018
Reference number: BYL-335
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to introduce new No Stopping at All Times (broken yellow lines) parking restrictions around the turning head of Jeanette Place in Mairangi Bay.
Why the changes are needed
This proposal aims to improve access and usability, both are affected when cars park at the head of the cul-de-sac. Emergency vehicles and larger vehicles in particular have difficulty accessing properties and have caused damage to the berm when trying to manoeuvre around the bend.
This project will proceed with minor 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 installing broken yellow lines to improve access for emergency vehicles and rubbish trucks as well as the reduced damage to the drains and kerbs that the changes will bring.
- Suggestion to also extend broken yellow lines slightly between 3A to 5 Jeanette Place as this is where the bottleneck begins. It was also noted that that this would not only improve the access for trucks but also safety of public/pedestrians as cars reverse out of garages there and visibility is limited. As a result of feedback and safety concerns we support broken yellow lines being extended here.
- Suggestion not to install broken yellow lines in front of 6 Jeanette Place, due to this being the widest part of the roundabout. After feedback we have decided not to install broken yellow lines in front of 6 Jeanette Place.
- Concern that this will move access issues further down the road and that parked cars would narrow the road too much. The length of Jeanette Place has a carriageway of approximately 7.2 metres. This width allows two metres of parallel parking on each side of the road, and it also allows enough space for emergency services to pass through the road safely.
- Comment that changes are not justified for emergency vehicle access and that they could drive over the island instead as well as that this has never been an issue in the past. Our design investigation has identified that emergency vehicles and rubbish trucks would have accessibility issues with cars parked at the cul-de-sac of the road. The alternative of allowing vehicles to drive over the traffic island was discounted, as this could damage the kerb of the road.
- Respondent concerns that we are taking away their amenity of street parking and rubbish truck access is not worth that loss. We understand the importance of parking for residents. However, we have to prioritise safety. Emergency service vehicles need to have accessibility 24/7.
- Suggestion to make the island smaller or add parking in the island instead. Due to the low number of residents of the road, the addition of more parking in the traffic island was not identified as a major issue. Resizing the island wouldn't be efficient, as it would only create approximately two parking spaces in comparison to the large cost of rebuilding kerbs and creating a new road surface.
- Suggestion to have time restricted parking instead, in line with rubbish collection or 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday as to retain parking for guests/visitors. The alternative of having time restrictions for the rubbish collection was considered. However, due to emergency service vehicles who need to have accessibility 24/7, we will not be able to proceed with this request.
- Suggestion to place broken yellow lines on the downward section of Amante and Jeanette or the top corner of Amante where people park on both sides instead. Amante Crescent has a carriage width of approximately 8.6 metres. This width allows two metres of parallel parking on each side of the road, and it also allows enough space for emergency services to pass through the road safely.
In regards to parking near the corner of the road, this practice is considered illegal as per the NZ Road Code. If you see cars parking here illegally we encourage you to call our Parking Enforcement team at any time on 09 355 3553 with vehicle details.
- Suggestion to also install a 'No Parking' (on grass) sign to avoid further damage to the island, kerbs and drains. Parking on a traffic island is considered illegal as per the NZ Road Code and all drivers should be aware of this. If you see cars parking at the traffic island, we encourage you to call our Parking Enforcement team at any time on 09 355 3553 with vehicle details.
- Suggestion for a reduced speed sign for the street as some residents have young children who often play on the grass and on street. Due to the low traffic of the road, we are unable to prioritise this street for speed reduction.
- Request for damaged kerb around turning head and island to be repaired. This request has been sent to our Maintenance team.
- Suggestion to extend the broken yellow lines fully down Jeanette Place due to concern that just having them on the turning head will encourage cars to park at the entrance of the road and make it unsafe and crowded with cars. Parking is a valuable asset for all residents of the road and restrictions are proposed only where there is a safety issue. Due to the road characteristics, we have identified that Jeanette Place does not create any safety issues for users or larger vehicles, with exception of the cul-de-sac of the road.
- Concern that these changes will leave nowhere for friends or family members of residents to park, houses have multiple cars and concern that the off-street parking of the houses is not enough to meet demands. We understand that parking is a valuable asset for all residents of the road. Parking restrictions are applied only where we have identified a safety issue, such as the accessibility for emergency vehicles identified at the cul-de-sac of the road. We believe that the on-street parking available on the rest of Jeanette Place will suffice in meeting the demands of the area.
This work will happen in between now and June 2019, 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.