Proposal status: Feedback closed 6 December 2019, last updated 16 January 2020.
Reference number: BYL-424
We've proposed changes in your area
In November 2019, we proposed to add No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) on the corners of Jessmae Place in Hillcrest.
This proposal was a response to a request from residents to improve the safety of the street. Currently, cars parked on the corners are blocking visibility for drivers entering and exiting the street, putting them at risk for collision. The proposed changes are expected to improve safety and visibility on the street by restricting parking at these corners.
The proposed changes will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being painted on the 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.
- Many respondents supported the proposal, noting that the new restriction will improve accessibility and visibility to Jessmae Place.
Thank you for the support. We hope the new restrictions will resolve the current safety concerns.
- Request that broken yellow lines be extended further along Marywill Crescent.
Marywill Crescent is 7.5 metres wide which is considered enough space for cars to park on both sides of the road. Removing parking on a road of this width may increase speeds, and is therefore not recommended unless there is a safety issue.
- Request for parking lines either side of driveways or restricted parking times.
Parking lines are reserved for locations where there is clear evidence of a consistent safety issue. There should be at least 3 existing infringement notices in the last 6 months for this option to be considered. As this does not apply here, we cannot consider this an appropriate option.
- Request for Marywill Crescent to become a "No Parking Zone" other than for residents.
On-street parking is a public asset, and unless there is a major operational or safety issue we need to treat all road users the same. Therefore this approach would not be considered appropriate.
- Request to extend the time limitation at Northcote Road carpark.
Auckland Transport carries out regular parking assessments and this area doesn’t meet the criteria to change current restrictions, however we will continue to monitor this area in the future.
- Request to restrict parking on one side of Marywill Crescent.
This falls outside the scope of this proposal, but Auckland Transport will investigate safety concerns in Marywill Crescent.
These works are planned between March and 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.