Mariposa Cres, Birkenhead - Broken yellow lines Mariposa Cres, Birkenhead - Broken yellow lines

Consultation status: closed 7 May 2018

Proposal reference: BYL-258

We are proposing broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times parking restrictions) outside 9 and 11 Mariposa Crescent and also around the intersection on Mariposa Crescent. We are also proposing new limit line road markings at the intersection.

View the consultation drawing for Mariposa Crescent (PDF 464KB) 

Why the changes are needed

These changes are aimed at improving both driver visibility and vehicle accessibility, particularly for larger vehicles such as emergency vehicles and rubbish trucks.


The proposal received positive 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.

Specific feedback

  • Concern around speeding and request for speed management around the day care centre. The parked vehicles along the southern side of the road and the two bends in the road effectively slow down vehicles travelling on Mariposa Crescent. There has been no reported crashes involving speeding vehicles on this road in the past 5 years. We do not believe physical speed calming devices are required.
    We do not implement reduced speeds around kindergartens.
  • Request for proposed broken yellow lines to be extended to the corners at Hinemoa Street, or for the space outside 15 Mariposa Crescent to be removed. The broken yellow lines are proposed at the narrow section of Mariposa Crescent to provide better accessibility to cars, rubbish trucks and emergency vehicles by limiting the parking to one side of the road.
    The remainder of Mariposa Crescent is wider then the section we are proposing additional broken yellow lines, it provides enough space for vehicles to get through even with cars parking on both sides of the road. We try to keep the loss of parking to a minimum as on-street parking is a valuable asset for residents and commuters.
    There are 5 to 6 parking spaces with P5 restrictions outside the kindergarten for parents to utilize when picking up and dropping off kids. The amount of P5 spaces allocated are adequate for parents. The unrestricted parking space between the P5 parking and the existing broken yellow line can be utilized by residents or commuters. A car parked at this location would not create accessibility or visibility issues. Therefore, this parking space will remain as it is.
    There is a very high demand for parking on Hinemoa Street with commuters and businesses utilizing the on-street parking. Due to these reasons, we will not be installing parking restrictions on Hinemoa Street.
  • Concern about displacement (fears that the parking restrictions will move the problem elsewhere - Palmerston Road, Pullum Street, Rugby Road). The proposed broken yellow lines are at the narrow section of Mariposa Crescent, resulting in the loss of only 4 parking spaces. The nearby streets have the capacity to accommodate additional on-street parking. Palmerston Road and Rugby Road are wide roads and cars parking on these streets will not create any accessibility issues. Pullum Street is a short cul-de-sac generating very low volumes of traffic. We will monitor this street once the proposed broken yellow lines are installed on Mariposa Crescent to investigate if vehicles park on Pullum Street inconsiderately.
  • Feels that fixing the Rawene Road car park would alleviate the parking problems on Mariposa Crescent and render this proposal unnecessary. The reconstruction of Rawene Road carpark is underway. The broken yellow lines proposed for Mariposa Crescent will only remove 4 parking spaces. There are other nearby streets which have the capacity to accommodate additional on-street parking.
  • Request for Mariposa (and adjoining roadway to Palmerston Road) to be resident parking only. We currently only install ‘residents only parking’ zones in areas where residents have very minimal space in their properties to park their vehicles. Mariposa Crescent does not qualify for ‘residents only parking’ as most properties on Mariposa Crescent have space to accommodate one or more cars.
  • Suggests hockey stick lines to mark driveways. We only install hockey sticks adjacent to driveways only if there is a recorded history of incidents of cars parking within 1m of a driveway or blocking a driveway. It is not illegal to park 1m away from a driveway regardless the shape or width of the driveway. The appropriate team has been notified to check if there is any enforcement history. If they find reports of illegal parking, they will proceed with the proposal for hockey sticks.
  • Request for additional works including maintenance work on pavements in the area.
    • Would like to see the street made into a cul-de-sac, blocked off at the Church end.

While this request does not fall within the scope of this proposal which focuses on broken yellow lines on Mariposa Crescent, we have passed your concerns onto the relevant internal team for further investigation. If you would like your request to be considered by us for future development works, please provide feedback here.

Next steps

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.