Consultation status: closed 11 June 2018
Proposal reference: BYL-236 (B)
We recently asked for feedback on a proposal to install Broken Yellow Lines on Samuels Lane in Albany. After reviewing all responses, we have expanded the proposed parking removal.
If you have already provided feedback in March, please be assured that this feedback has been received and will be considered alongside any new feedback.
Why the changes are needed
This proposal aims to improve vehicle access, especially for larger vehicles such as rubbish trucks and emergency vehicles.
This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below.
- Respondents believe that the proposed Broken Yellow Lines need to incorporate properties 7 and 9, this will encompass the whole section of narrow road and improve accessibility for rubbish collection. There are Broken Yellow Lines opposite property 7 and 9. This means cars can only park on one side of the road allowing access for larger vehicles such as rubbish trucks and emergency vehicles. It is important to have a balance between the length of Broken Yellow Lines and the number of available parking spaces.
- Respondent believes that the Broken Yellow Lines outside of properties 9, 11 and 13 are unnecessary as this is the wide section of road. We have received concerns about the difficulty of turning at the cul-de-sac head for larger vehicles. We have investigated this via tracking and have found if vehicles are parked at the end of the cul-de-sac it would be a very tight manoeuver for larger vehicles.
- Respondent has requested for the Broken Yellow Lines to be removed from the red tiles on Red Shed Lane. They believe that this will unnecessarily impact the local aesthetics as this area isn’t used for parking. Broken Yellow Lines have been included in this area to future proof the intersection. With Broken Yellow Lines installed on Samuels Lane cars may end up parking closer to the intersection which will affect vehicle visibility at the intersection.
- Respondents have raised concerns that this proposal is only needed due to the local housing development. It has been suggested that blocking access between Samuels Lane to the development will aid in alleviating the current problems. We experience this issue in other cul-de-sacs in the network, and anticipate the parking issue to continue or worsen once the development has been completed. We will forward this information onto our Development Team for further investigation.
This work will happen in between July 2018 and June 2019, 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.