Consultation status: closed 27 April 2018
Proposal reference: BYL-250
We are proposing to install broken yellow lines ('No stopping at all times' restrictions) outside number 72 Stanley Street on the corner with Pavola Grove.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are needed to improve visibility at this intersection.
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.
- Requests for the existing Broken Yellow Lines at the intersection of Pavola Grove and Stanley Road to be extended due to poor driver visibility and cars crossing the centre line. Stanley road is 10.4 metres wide and is not considered narrow. We consider a street to be narrow if the road is less than 6.5 metres wide. At a minimum, this width allows 2 metres parking space on each side of the road while retaining a 2.5 metre through lane, which is the minimum space required for emergency services vehicles to have access.
We acknowledge that on-street parking is a valuable and shared a community resource. Therefore its removal is only carried out where a significant safety or accessibility issue has been identified and the extension of the Broken Yellow Lines cannot be justified in this case.
- Request for the same parking restrictions to be introduced at all junctions along Stanley Road. All the other intersections along Stanley Road already have Broken Yellow Lines installed, there is no evidence that there are accessibility or visibility issues which requires further parking restrictions.
- Request for Broken Yellow Lines to be extended further along Pavola Grove by another 2-3 metres due to sun strike at various times in the year. We rarely uses broken yellow line road markings across driveways, with the exception of high use or emergency access situations, such as fire stations or medical centres. Pavola Grove is a cul-de-sac which has relatively low traffic volumes so we recommend that drivers drive to conditions.
- Respondents is expressing concern about how these Broken Yellow Lines will be enforced during peak traffic times. It is illegal to park on Broken Yellow Lines. We recommend regularly reporting these infringements to our parking enforcement call centre, which operates 24 hours, 7 days a week on (09) 355 3553.
- Request for speed calming measures on Stanley Road. An investigation will be carried out in the next few months to evaluate current conditions along Stanley Road to evaluate if speed humps are required.
- Request for ‘Hockey stick’ markings to be added outside 2 to 10 Pavola Grove so that parked cars do not block access to driveways. It is illegal to park within one metre of a driveway so we suggest that if this situation arises again, parking enforcement is the most appropriate means of educating motorists of their legal obligations and encourage you to contact us (09) 355 3553 with the vehicle details to request a parking officer visit the site. We don’t install hockey sticks on low volume streets.
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.