Proposal status: updated 24 January 2019
Reference number: BYL-342
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing installation of No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) along the section of Rising Parade that goes from property #49 to #59 and at the intersection of Rising Parade with Hornbill Drive.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are needed as the road has blind spots along the described section of the road, creating a safety issue due to the lack of visibility.
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:
- This proposal received positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported improvements to visibility and safety at this location.
- Concern over removal of parking for residents and their visitors. We understand that on-street parking is a valuable community resource and aim to remove it only where it poses significant safety and/or visibility concerns. In this case, the topography and geometry of the road means that cars parked around the intersection of Hornbill Drive and Rising Parade can obstruct visibility for drivers at this location. Therefore, broken yellow lines are required to improve road safety.
- Concern that removal of parking will not solve the issue, and that the main safety concerns are the bend in the road, the crescent, and vehicle speeds. We believe that the proposed broken yellow lines will help to address the issue around visibility at the bend in the road. We have also reached out to the New Zealand Police who have advised that they will be monitoring the area for speeding.
- Concern that the proposal will result in increased vehicle speeds along Rising Parade. Drivers are expected to follow the posted speed limit. We have also passed along your concerns around vehicle speeds to the NZ Police, who will carry out additional monitoring at this location.
- Request for indented parking bays to mitigate parking loss along Rising Parade. The installation of parking bays would require full reconstruction of the berm area and footpath, including tree removal, relocation of power lines and other utilities. Given the costs associated with these types of works, we typically do not install these facilities except for in exceptional circumstances where there are no parking alternatives. Furthermore, homes in the immediate area have ample off-street parking options and other on-street parking options will continue to be available for residents and their visitors.
- Request for additional broken yellow lines at bends in the road outside of properties 40 to 46 and properties 12 to 18. Our on-site inspection confirmed that drivers have sufficient visibility of oncoming traffic at the bends of properties 40 to 46 and 12 to 18. At this stage, we are unable to consider installation of broken yellow lines at these locations.
- Requests to review parking and possible installation of broken yellow lines at the upper end of Rising Parade. Rising Parade experiences a high demand for parking and for this reason, its removal needs to be carefully analysed. One potential consequence of applying parking restrictions where safety and visibility are not major concerns is that it can lead to increased vehicle speeds. We will continue to monitor the area for safety and visibility issues in conjunction with speed observations carried out by the NZ Police.
- Request to only install broken yellow lines from 52 Rising Parade and around the corner into Hornbill to improve driver visibility. Our investigations have not identified major visibility issues at 52 Rising Parade. We aim only to remove parking where it poses significant safety or visibility issues as on-street parking can have a number of benefits including encouraging slower vehicle speeds. The broken yellow lines proposed will ensure drivers have sufficient visibility.
This work will happen between July and August 2019, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents prior to starting construction.