Consultation status: closed 27 November 2017
Proposal reference: BYL-189
We proposing install broken yellow lines on the southern side of Pohutukawa Avenue and in the turning circle at the end of the road.
Why the changes are needed
Parked cars are on both sides of the road are causing accessibility issues for vehicles due to the narrowness of the road. Emergency vehicles and larger vehicles including rubbish trucks have difficulty accessing properties.
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.
- Concern over Loss of Parking (requests for resident only parking and feeling that parking is required). Pohutakawa Avenue is a narrow street. We consider a street to be narrow if the road is less than 6.5 metres wide. Pohutakawa Avenue is approximately 5.8m wide. A three metres through lane, which emergency services have confirmed is the minimum space required for their vehicles to have access is not possible with cars parking on both sides of the road. There is still adequate off street parking available.
- Request for proposed broken yellow lines to be relocated. No stopping at all times is beneficial on the southern side of the road as a higher number of vehicles can be parked on the northern side which avoids us removing too much parking. We need to balance the parking demand with the requirement for No stopping at all times.
- Concern that BYL’s will just displace parking elsewhere; specifically the grass where sewer pipes have cracked in the past due to parking here. We are aware of the parking demand but unfortunately the no stopping at all times is required due to accessibility issues. There is off street parking available and parking enforcement can be contacted at any time if a vehicle is parked illegally.
We expect to introduce this work in the 2017/18 financial year, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.