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Sunset Road, Unsworth - Broken yellow lines Sunset Road, Unsworth - Broken yellow lines

Proposal status: closed 11 September 2018

Reference number: BYL-317

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing broken yellow lines on Sunset Road in Unsworth, including new road markings around the existing southbound bus stop. This proposal involves the removal of 6 on-street car parks.

Download the proposal drawing for Sunset Road, Unsworth (PDF 223KB).

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed to provide better visibility for vehicles turning out from Trias Road. Upgrades to the bus stop aim to improve road-safety for bus drivers and passengers, by preventing parked cars from blocking the visibility of on-coming traffic either side of the bus stop.

​Proposal outcome

This project received positive feedback, with many respondents welcoming the proposed change. We will proceed without further design changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received, and answers to questions and concerns, is posted below.

Feedback received

  • The proposed changes will lead to the loss of an on-street car park in front of a dwelling which recently has been split into two units, therefore the respondent is asking if it is possible to retain the car parks in front of this dwelling.
    The extent of the proposed broken yellow lines is needed to create more room for buses to safely manoeuvre into and out of the bus stop.
  • The real issue is with cars overtaking stationary buses at high speed, and the current plan is not addressing this issue.
    The aim of the proposal is to improve visibility around the intersection and create more space for buses to safely manoeuvre in and out of the bus stops.
  • Cars parking around the corner on the North Side of Trias Road are a hazard for turning traffic.
    Given the wide turning angle at this intersection, we feel that the extent of the broken yellow lines that are currently in place is sufficient. Second to that, Trias Road is a wide road, where parked vehicles help to slow down the traffic speeds.

Next steps

​This work will be implemented between 6 and 12 months, and we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will notify all affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.