Proposal status: Feedback closed 13 December 2019, last updated 14 April 2020.
Reference number: BYL-411
We've proposed changes in your area
In December 2019, we proposed new parking restrictions on Riverglade Lane in Matakana. Our proposal responded to requests from local residents to tackle the issue of parked cars blocking access to the street, especially during Matakana Market days. We recommend restricting parking along one side of the street.
We asked for your feedback on two possible solutions to this problem. Each option will improve street access along Riverglade Lane:
- Option 1: 'No Stopping' (Permanent broken yellow lines) along the western side of Riverglade Lane and two short sections of the eastern side.
- Option 2: 'No Stopping' (Saturday and Sunday only) parking restrictions along the western side of Riverglade Lane.
We have made minor changes to the design based on community feedback. The broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) will now only be positioned in 3 sections of the road which are between 5.8 metres and 6 metres wide, where parking could occur on both sides of 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.
- Many respondents supported the proposal, noting that the parking restriction will improve access to properties on Riverglade Lane and reduce safety risks to both vehicles and people.
Thank you for the support. We hope the new restrictions will resolve the current parking concerns.
- Multiple concerns that proposals will take away parking for visitors.
We have listened to feedback from the local residents and the amended proposal will remove 5 on-street parking spaces instead of 20.
- Concern that excessive broken yellow lines would be a detriment to social functions.
The amendments to the proposal will limit the impact on social functions that depend upon on-street parking on Riverglade Lane.
- Concern that broken yellow lines will cause conflict in the neighbourhood.
Broken yellow lines are a road safety control and installed where a safety issue has been identified. The broken yellow lines have been limited to 3 points on the road where there is risk of the road being blocked if cars park on both sides of the road.
- Request to add broken yellow lines outside 38 Riverglade Lane as parking here compromises the shared driveway of 34/38/42.
Paragraph 6.9 of the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 prohibits the obstruction of vehicle entrances so No Stopping controls are not required. To report any issues, please call 09 355 3553.
- Suggestion that broken yellow line restrictions are not needed between 21 and 25 Riverglade Lane.
Auckland Transport has listened to community feedback and has removed the proposal for the restriction at this location.
- Concern that parking restrictions are not necessary due to new car park.
Following the feedback that was received, Auckland Transport undertook a parking survey which indicated that the new car park was very well used and was not fully occupied on either Saturday.
- Concern about the look of the proposed signs and a request for drawings to show where the signs would be.
There will be no signs as part of the amendments.
- Concern that broken yellow lines do not keep with the character of the area.
The amended proposal limits the extent of road markings required.
- Concern that proposed broken yellow lines run over a legal second entrance to 25 Riverglade Lane which is intended for future use.
While it is permitted for No stopping controls to be painted across vehicle entrances, Auckland Transport tends not to do this other than as part of a continuous length. Vehicles are not permitted to park across vehicle entrances so there would be no conflict.
- Suggests that the issue is only limited to the Western side of Riverglade Lane.
The amendments to the proposal largely focus on the western kerb.
These works are planned between July and September, 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.