Proposal status: Feedback closed 9 July 2021
Reference number: BYL-514
In June 2021, we proposed changes in your area
To improve driver and pedestrian safety, we proposed to paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on both sides of the bend on Normanton Street. This proposal involved removing 10 on street parking spaces.
The proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning before being painted on the road. Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
The proposal received majority support from respondents, with a recurring theme that residents experienced visibility issues on this corner due to parked cars.
- Request to add an off-street parking area near the public toilets to improve safety for families with children. Off-street parking is out of the scope of this proposal. The existing on-street parking is believed to be enough to accommodate the parking demand
- Concern that the removal of parking will negatively impact people visiting the park. While we appreciate the importance of parking, it is considered that removing parking at this location will improve the experience of those visiting the park as the area around the park entrance will be safer which has been a concern of numerous respondents.
Speed Reduction Measures
- Request to add traffic calming measures and to build a dedicated pedestrian crossing outside the main entrance to the park. Thank you for contacting Auckland Transport requesting traffic calming measures on Normanton Street.
We are currently working on a plan to reduce speeds on Auckland’s roads. This plan targets the highest priority areas based on the level of safety risk measured for each road on our network. The initial roll out of speed reduction is focused on approximately 10 per cent of our road network, including residential areas.
To address traffic speeds in residential areas we have adopted an area-based focus for 2019 onwards. This recognises that traffic-calming changes on one street have a flow-on effect on the surrounding neighbourhood. This plan will support all drivers to travel at the appropriate speed and to the road conditions.
This programme focuses delivery to areas that have been prioritised for changes to reduce the incidence and impact of crashes. This is based on several factors, including the number of crashes, safety risk, traffic speed, land use and concerns raised by local residents and their elected representatives.
While we do appreciate your concerns, Normanton Street has not been identified in the first group of areas within our Residential Speed Management programme as other areas in the region are experiencing higher speeds and safety risk. We have added your comments to our database to indicate support for safer speeds in your residential area. More information, including the residential areas that will be prioritised for further investigation can be viewed here.
- Concern that removing parking spaces will encourage motorists to drive faster in this area, increasing the risk of an accident. We appreciate your concern regarding vehicle speeds however, we feel that the proposed length of the broken yellow lines is ideal to maintain motorist visibility around the bend whilst ensuring parking removal does not raise speeds around the corner.
- Suggestion to place stop signs at the south end of Normanton Street. Current visibility is believed to be adequate at the intersection of Normanton Street and Weldene Avenue, so a Stop control is not recommended.
Broken Yellow Lines
- Request to extend the broken lines on the southern side of the road in front of residence number 9. The proposed length of broken yellow lines balances the importance of maintaining visibility around the bend while also ensuring that parking removal does not raise speeds around the corner, which is a concern for numerous respondents.
- Request to implement measures designed to benefit pedestrians: widen footpaths, pedestrian priority design, slow speeds, speed tables. This proposal is mainly to address driver visibility and safety. Improved pedestrian infrastructure at this location will be considered as funding allows.
These works are planned between October and November 2021, 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.
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.
To improve driver and pedestrian safety, we have designed a proposal to install parking restrictions on the bend on Normanton Street in Glenfield.
We are proposing to:
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on both sides of the bend on Normanton Street. This will remove 10 on street parking spaces.
Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. We have received complaints from residents who reported poor driver visibility when vehicles are parked on both sides of the bend. This proposal will increase pedestrian and driver safety by ensuring drivers have a clear line of sight and that they can navigate the bend safely without having to manoeuvre around parked vehicles. While we acknowledge that this will remove on street parking from visitors to Normanton Reserve, there is a significant amount of available parking further down Normanton Road away from the bend.
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 consider 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.
Glenfield: 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 Normanton 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).