Newhaven Terrace, Mairangi Bay – Broken yellow lines Newhaven Terrace, Mairangi Bay – Broken yellow lines

Proposal status: closed 17 August 2018

Reference number: BYL-302

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing to install No Stopping At All Times restrictions (broken yellow lines) outside 2-4 Newhaven Terrace, Mairangi Bay.

Download the proposal drawing for Newhaven Terrace (PDF 347KB)

Why the changes are needed

Parked vehicles are restricting the visibility for drivers heading west on Newhaven Terrace. Installing broken yellow lines will improve safety for all road users on this stretch of road.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below.

Feedback received

  • Suggestion to install broken yellow lines on both sides of the curve as visibility for vehicles heading in both directions is affected by parked vehicles. The most significant visibility issue on Newhaven Terrace occurs when vehicles park on the inner bend. Given the width and slope of the road, removing additional parking will likely induce speeding.
  • Concern that visibility for drivers is severely affected when vehicles park outside 1 and 3 Newhaven Terrace; vehicles heading east on the road are forced to cross the centreline at a blind corner. The most significant visibility issues on Newhaven Terrace occurs when vehicles park on the inner bend, and the installation of broken yellow lines will address this. We typically do not install broken yellow lines on the outer bend, especially given the fact that the road is wide enough to accommodate two-way traffic movement with a parked vehicle.
  • Suggestion to extend broken yellow lines to 6a Newhaven Terrace to improve access to driveways for local residents. On-street parking provides side ‘friction’ that helps to slow vehicle speeds down. This is especially important given that Newhaven Terrace is on a slope. Given that visibility is not an issue on this straight section of road, additional parking removal is not justified.
  • Suggestion to install additional broken yellow lines at the intersection of Newhaven Terrace and Beach Road as it can be difficult for vehicles to turn right onto Newhaven Terrace. The continuity line allows vehicles to drive further out front of the intersection allowing for better visibility. Furthermore, the angle of the bend is such that there is adequate visibility of incoming cars.

Next steps

This work will happen in between September 2018 and June 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.