Consultation status: closed 16 March 2018
Proposal reference: BYL-225
We propose to remove a stretch of existing broken yellow lines outside 29 King Edward Parade in Devonport, which will allow for 3 additional on-street parking spaces.
Why the changes are needed
Broken yellow lines were initially installed at this location to allow sufficient visibility for vehicles entering and exiting a driveway at 29 King Edward Place. Since completion of the apartments and removal of the former driveway, these broken yellow lines are no longer needed. The provision of additional parking will help address the high demand for on-street parking at this location.
The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
- Concerns that broken yellow line removal will cause visibility issues for vehicles turning right out of Church Street onto King Edward Parade. The proposed removal of broken yellow lines will allow for 60 metres sight distance between vehicles waiting on Church Street and oncoming vehicles on King Edward Parade, which we believe is sufficient for drivers to safely identify gaps in oncoming traffic.
- Suggestions that in order to improve visibility for vehicles exiting Church Street onto King Edward Parade, the existing stop sign and limit line at the end of Church Street should be moved slightly southward. Existing standards for intersection design state that the optimal distance between the edge of the lane and the limit line is 1.5 metres. Relocating the limit line nearer to the edge of King Edward Parade would increase the likelihood of side-on collisions.
- Concerns that coaches frequently park over existing broken yellow lines and provide commentary at this location. Coaches will be able to utilise any on-street parking spaces available as a result of this project. However, should you observe further parking violations, please contact Auckland Transport Enforcement on (09) 355 3553.
- Concern that as a result of the proposal, couriers and other delivery vehicles stopping at this location will be forced to double park. Delivery vehicles will be able to utilise any on-street parking spaces available as a result of this project. Should you observe parking violations, please contact Auckland Transport Enforcement on (09) 355 3553.
- Suggestion that the new on-street parking be restricted to small vehicles only. We are unable to specify the types of vehicles permitted to utilise on-street parking, so long as they park legally.
- Requests to reduce the extent of broken yellow lines to be removed. The proposed removal of broken yellow lines will still allow sufficient visibility for vehicles to safely manoeuvre through the intersection. We also have to take into consideration the high demand for on-street parking at this location.
- Request for additional works including:
- Suggestion to install speed calming measures at this location.
- Observation that pedestrians frequently cross at this location, despite the fact that vehicles often speed.
These requests are not within the scope and budget of this proposal, which focuses on removal of broken yellow lines on King Edward Parade. We will further investigate speed issues and pedestrian facilities at this location in the future. If you would like your request to be considered by us for future development works, please provide feedback here.
We expect to introduce this work between July 2018 and June 2019, subject to further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notices to all affected residents prior to construction work.