Auckland Transport

Karaka Street, Puriri Street and Dominion Street, Takapuna - parking restrictions

Consultation status: closed 2 December 2016

We are seeking feedback on a proposal to make changes to parking in Karaka Street, Puriri Street and Dominion Street in Takapuna. 

The proposal will improve parking availability during the week, as well as upgrade and relocate bus stops in the area. 

We propose to:

  • Add new P120 (two-hour time limit) restrictions on one side of Karaka Street and Dominion Street between 8am and 6pm from Monday to Friday to increase parking availability during the week. 
  • Install new No stopping at all times (broken yellow lines) on the corner of Karaka Street and Puriri Street increase visibility on the bus route. 
  • Upgrade the bus stops on Karaka Street by adding broken yellow lines, helping buses move in and out more effectively.
  • Relocate the bus stop on the corner of Dominion Street to Puriri Street and replace the bus stop with broken yellow lines.
  • Consolidate and extend the current P120 angle parking between 8am and 6pm from Monday to Friday on Puriri Street.

Download the consultation drawing for Karaka Street, Puriri Street and Dominion Street (PDF 259KB)

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.

Download the updated drawing (PDF 518KB) showing that the bus stops will no longer be changed.

Specific feedback and proposed solution

  • Suggestion for residents to be given parking permits. According to our parking strategy, this option could not be taken into consideration as we no longer review residential parking for streets.
  • A solution be provided for the retirement home residents as not all of them have allocated parking. Unrestricted parking can be found along Puriri Street, Karaka St and Dominion St. We aim to achieve a good balance between short and long term parking for everyone at this location.
  • Increase the time allowed for parking from P120 > P180. This may provide some turnover and would be more convenient for some residents or businesses, however a shorter term parking availability would not been have achieved.
  • Parking restrictions should only be between 9am-5pm instead. According to our observations the occupancy is considerably high from early morning. Therefore, we recommend that the standard time restriction of 8am-6pm applied during weekdays only would be the best option at this location.
  • Statement that the relocation of bus stops is not supported by this proposal. AT Metro will be reviewing the bus stops along Karaka St, Puriri St and Dominion St in 2018 as part of the New Network North Project. Therefore, all bus stops in the area will remain as they are currently are and won’t be modified as per the original proposal.
  • Request to install broken yellow lines on one side of the road. After an assessment of the road we regret to advise we are not able to proceed with any more changes to the road as a street is considered narrow if it is less than 6.5 metres wide. A street width of 6.5 metres allows for two metres of parallel parking on each side of the road while still allowing 2.5 metres for a through lane for drivers. Emergency services have also confirmed this is the minimum space required for their vehicles to be able to access the road. While parked vehicles may reduce the traffic flow to a single lane at times, there are a number of points where vehicles can pass by using driveways. Parked vehicles can also make the road appear narrow to drivers and this can encourage slower speeds which generally improves road safety.
  • P120 should cover both sides. We aim to achieve a good balance between short and long term parking on this street. We believe that leaving one side unrestricted will give more options to customers.
  • Extend the broken yellow lines up to #59 Karaka Street. We feel that there are no safety issues observed to justify extending the No stopping at all times restrictions up to number 59 Karaka Street.
  • Install broken yellow lines to clear up driveways. We rarely use broken yellow line markings near or across driveways, except when they are in high use or in emergency access situations, such as at fire stations and medical centres. This is due to issues that we face citywide with non-compliance with the road rules. Motorists are required to park within 1m of a driveway and failing to comply with this rule can result in an infringement or having one’s vehicle towed.
  • Work was carried out outside number 8 and 10 and the broken yellow lines have not been repainted. We will investigate this issue.

Next steps

We expect to introduce this work in the 2017/2018 financial year, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will notify all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.