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Speedy Crescent, Hillcrest – Broken Yellow Lines Speedy Crescent, Hillcrest – Broken Yellow Lines

Proposal status: Feedback closed 21 November 2019, last updated 17 December 2019

Reference number: BYL-421

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In November 2019, we proposed new Broken Yellow Lines to be painted on the corner of 4 Speedy Crescent, Hillcrest. Our proposal responded to requests from the local community to address safety concerns regarding drivers crossing the centre line to pass parked cars. The Broken Yellow Lines will give drivers enough clear space to stay on the correct side of the road.

This proposal includes the removal of 11 car parking spaces.

Download the proposal drawing for Speedy Crescent (PDF 424KB)

Proposal outcome

The Broken Yellow Lines will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being painted on 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.

Community feedback

  • Request to extend broken yellow lines to Glenfield Road (and outside 213 Glenfield Road) to improve line of sight for cars going up and down hill and improve congestion. We understand that extending the parking restrictions to the intersection with Glenfield Road will cause an increase in traffic speeds on Speedy Crescent, as parked cars give drivers the impression the road is narrow and therefore encouraging slower speeds.
  • Request to install broken lines down the full length of Speedy Crescent. On street parking is in high demand and therefore should only be removed where necessary. We understand that extending the parking restrictions all the way along Speedy Crescent will cause an increase in speeding, as parked cars give drivers the impression the road is narrow and therefore encourage slower speeds.
  • Request to install hockey stick lines around driveways to stop cars from parking over driveways. It is illegal to park within one metre of a driveway. If any vehicles are parking illegally, please contact our Auckland Transport on 09 355 3553 with the details of the vehicle to request enforcement action be taken.
  • Concern that installing Broken Yellow Lines is just moving the problem to Speedy Crescent and Monarch Avenue. We have investigated the bend in the road at Speedy Crescent and Monarch Avenue. Our investigation has determined that this part of the road is considerably wider with clearer lines of sight which helps opposing drivers navigate the bend even with parking on both sides.
  • Request to investigate how Auckland Transport could provide more parking to alleviate parking congestion for people who are using buses on Glenfield Road. Suggested space was Glenfield Road adjacent to Birkenhead reserve. Would require some gravel infill. Thank you for your suggestion, we have passed this suggestion to the relevant team at Auckland Transport who will investigate further.
  • Concern that a lot of vehicles currently parked on Speedy Crescent are not those of residents but people accessing buses nearby. Thank you for raising this issue, we have passed this issue to the relevant team at Auckland Transport who will investigate further.

Next steps

These works are planned during March 2020, 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.