Proposal status: Feedback closed.
Reference number: BYL-539
In January 2022, we proposed changes to address the access issues caused by cars parking along the narrow section of Kororo Street, Northcote. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the following minor changes:
- Install an additional streetlight at the narrow end of the Kororo Street.
These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed in late May 2022 and the new streetlight will be installed between July to August 2022.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. A common theme in the feedback we received was support for the proposal due to repeated issues with access along this stretch of road. Here is a summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions:
- Nearby businesses and new developments will use Kororo Street for on-street parking, which will disadvantage residents. Install "Resident Parking Only" signs.
On-street parking in the public road reserve is a public asset. We do not use residents-only restrictions as they reserve the road for exclusive use, which is not justifiable in terms of public interest.
We only use residents exempt parking restrictions in the heritage suburbs around the CBD where on-street parking is limited. However Kororo Street does not fit that profile.
- The top of the street also experiences access issues and needs to be addressed.
The western end of Kororo Street is 7.4m wide. As a parking bay is 2.1m wide and an emergency vehicle needs 2.5m to access a road, we believe that the upper section of Kororo Street can accommodate parking on both sides while still allowing access for vehicles.
We're proposing improvements in your area
Aucklanders have told us that moving around our city safely and easily is important to them. We are proposing some improvements to your area.
We are proposing to paint broken yellow lines along Kororo Street, Northcote, in response to community requests to address access issues caused by cars parking along the narrow section of the road.
We are proposing to:
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on both sides of Kororo Street from number 12 down to the end of the cul-de-sac.
- These changes will result in the removal of six on-street parking spaces.
AT would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. Kororo Street narrows from 7.4m wide to just 4.9m wide in the middle section of the road. When vehicles park along this stretch, they can cause access issues, especially for emergency services and rubbish collection vehicles.
We have received requests from members of the community to address this issue. Our proposed changes will ensure accessibility for all vehicles and make Kororo Street safer and easier to navigate. We understand that removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal of parking as much as possible.
If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it freepost using the address details on the form.
What happens next
- We’ll listen to all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward.
- We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this webpage.
- We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.
Northcote: Safe with us
Auckland Transport cares for your safety. We want to make our roads safe for everyone, people walking and cycling, especially for our kids and senior citizens and people driving. Projects like this one around Kororo Street are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety over other measures (like minor time saving).