Consultation status: closed 16 April 2018
Proposal reference: BYL-232
Auckland Transport is proposing to install broken yellow lines around the inner bend outside of 6 Schopolo Place in Schnapper Rock, including parking removal.
Why the changes are needed
We expect that the proposed changes will reduce visibility issues and improve safety along this stretch of Schopolo Place.
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 to extend broken yellow lines:
- through to Kittiwake Drive.
- along both sides of Schopolo Place around the bend.
- along one side of Kittiwake Drive near the intersection with Schopolo Place.
- approximately 15 metres westward along Schopolo Place.
Allowing on-street parking serves as a speed calming measure, as vehicles generally slow because the through lane is narrower. Because this stretch of road is relatively straight, extending broken yellow lines would not provide considerable visibility benefits and is likely to induce speeding.
- The most significant visibility issues occur when vehicles are parked along the inner bend, where broken yellow lines have been proposed. Kittiwake Drive is a relatively wide road that can accommodate on-street parking without posing significant issues with visibility or obstructions. As such, we are unable to consider installation of broken yellow lines at this location.
- Concern that despite the proposal, the through way will not be wide enough to accommodate two lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions. The width of Schopolo Place is 5.5 metres, which emergency services has confirmed will allow sufficient space for their vehicles to maintain through access.
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.