Proposal status: closed 1 November 2018
Reference number: BYL-328
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to install broken yellow lines around the intersection of Milford Park Place and Milford Road, in Milford.
This would also involve installation of a new "Give Way" sign at the end of Milford Park Place, addition of new limit and continuity lines, relocation of pram crossings with tactile pavers, and removal of two on-street parking spaces.
Why the changes are needed
Currently, cars parking around this intersection frequently limit the visibility of drivers trying to turn onto Milford Road and block the existing pram crossings.
The proposed changes would improve driver and pedestrian visibility at the intersection of Milford Park Place and Milford Road. Installation of broken yellow lines and relocation of the pram crossings would also better accommodate pedestrians using the footpaths.
This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. A summary of this feedback and answers to community questions and concerns is below.
- Requests not to relocate the pram crossings.
We expect that relocation of the pram crossings will improve the pedestrian line of sight and general safety.
- Requests not to install the 'Give Way' sign given the low level of vehicle traffic on Milford Park Place.
The 'Give Way' sign will supplement the proposed broken yellow lines and will formalise driver priority and clarify road rules at this intersection.
- Enquiry as to whether the installation of a 'Give Way' sign would require tree cut-backs.
If trees are found to obstruct the view of the sign, then they will be trimmed.
- Requests to extend the broken yellow lines along one side of Milford Park Place to ensure visibility and accessibility to the end of the street.
At this stage, extension of broken yellow lines would be inappropriate given that the road is not a narrow road and experiences low traffic volumes.
- Concerns that parked cars on Milford Road block visibility for drivers turning right out of Milford Park Place.
Milford Road is not a high-speed road and does not carry high traffic volumes. The continuity lines therefore will allow drivers to edge the vehicle forward, ensuring improved visibility.
- Concern that the recent removal of the bus stop causes difficulties for elderly residents living nearby.
This change was made as part of the new bus network for the North Shore in an effort to improve the efficiency and operation of our bus routes. The closest stop is now located at Inga Road.
- Query as to what the limit line refers to.
The limit line refers to the thicker white line alongside the 'Give Way' sign. No time restrictions on parking are being proposed as part of this project.
This work will happen on or before November 2019, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.