Auckland Transport

Mchardy Pl, Glenfield - Broken yellow lines

Consultation status: closed 8 September 2017

Proposal reference: BYL-162

We are proposing to install No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) along part of the eastern side of Mchardy Place and on part of the southern side of Orton Street in Glenfield.

Download the consultation drawing for Mchardy Place (PDF 321KB)

As Mchardy Place is a narrow road, parked cars are causing accessibility issues for larger vehicles, such as emergency vehicles and rubbish trucks, who have difficulties accessing properties.

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 without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

  • Extend the Broken Yellow Lines to Orton Street/Merton Avenue intersection as parking issue will move there and Merton Avenue is a narrow road. We acknowledge that on-street parking is a valuable and shared community resource. Therefore, its removal is only carried out where a significant safety or accessibility issue has been identified. Merton Avenue is not considered a narrow road. Emergency services have confirmed that is adequate access space for their vehicles.
  • Move the Broken Yellow Lines from the north side of the road to the south. Our analysis shows that broken yellow lines are more beneficial on the southern side as there is a greater number of parking spaces on the northern side. We want to find the right balance between safety and parking demand.
  • Broken yellow lines will be ineffective and people will still park on the street. Parking enforcement is the most appropriate means of educating motorists of their legal obligations and we encourage you to contact us on (09) 355 3553 with the vehicle details to request a parking officer visit the site.
  • Request for additional works, including imposing time limited parking restrictions at the top of Normanton Street. This request is out of scope of this project, if you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback.

Next steps

We expect to introduce this work in the 2017/18 financial year, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will notify all affected residents prior to construction work.