Consultation status: closed 22 August 2016
AT proposed to install new No stopping at all times (NSAAT) restrictions on Kerr Street in Devonport. In particular we proposed the following improvements:
- Install broken yellow lines outside 17 and 15A Kerr Street.
- Install broken yellow lines at the corners of the Kerr Street, Mays Street and St Aubyn Strret intersection.
- Install broken yellow lines around the corner outside 14 Kerr Street.
Why changes are needed
The section of road outside 17 Kerr Street is narrow and when cars park there, large vehicles such as school buses find it difficult to pass safely.
Cars parked close to the Kerr Street, Mays Street and St Aubyn Street intersection cause drivers to cross the central lane divide when turning, which increases the risk of a collision.
The proposed broken yellow lines will provide better access and improve visibility between drivers at this intersection. The proposed broken yellow lines around the corner outside 14 Kerr Street will improve visibility and safety for drivers travelling around this corner.
We received positive feedback with some concerns raised. As a result the proposal will proceed without changes.
Is the parking removal outside 15A Kerr Street necessary?
The proposed parking restrictions aim to balance the parking demand with vehicle access inKerr Street. Vehicles parked in this area cause access issues for school buses and other vehicles. Removing parking from outside 15A Kerr Street will reduce congestion and prevent a pinch-point for drivers.
Can the broken yellow lines outside 14 Kerr Street be shorter?
The proposed length of the parking restriction outside 14 Kerr Street is necessary to give drivers travelling in both directions enough space and visiblity to pass each other safely around the corner. The broken yellow lines cannot be made any shorter.
Could the broken yellow lines be extended further into St Aubyn Street?
We cannot extend the borken yellow lines as there is already a clearway. This clearway, as well as police enforcement, works well as the parking issue is only observed during school closing time. Off-street parking is in high demand in this area and the clearway is used for parking at other times.
We expect to start this work before June 2017, subject to any further design changes or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.