Sycamore Drive, Sunnynook - Broken yellow lines Sycamore Drive, Sunnynook - Broken yellow lines

Proposal status: Feedback closed 4 November 2019, last updated 6 December 2019.

Reference number: BYL-401

We've proposed changes in your area

We proposed new broken yellow lines in the western direction from the bus stop on Sycamore Drive, Sunnynook.

Download the proposal drawing for Sycamore Drive (PDF 222KB)

Why the changes are needed

Our proposal responds to a request from the community to improve the visibility for drivers coming out of the service road behind Countdown. In addition, the broken yellow lines will bring the bus stop up to current safety standards, allows buses to safely enter and exit the bus stop.

Proposal outcome

The proposed 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.

Feedback received

  • Request to paint broken yellow lines from 134-138 Sycamore Drive, as currently (particularly at peak times) parked cars, large trucks and buses are narrowing the road width and causing congestion.
    The narrowing of the road helps to reduce speeds and improve safety. Considering the road is wide enough to support one lane of through traffic, even with parked cars, installing the broken yellow lines will do very little to address the congestion and will only raise speeds especially out of peak times.
  • Request to paint broken yellow lines from 134-138 Sycamore Drive to improve line of sight coming out of driveways. Visibility is poor particularly when demand for parking is high when the sports fields are in use.
    We rarely use broken yellow line markings across driveways, except for in high use or emergency access situations, such as at fire stations and medical centres. This is not a high-risk road and the increased parking demand is not an everyday issue. It is illegal to park within one metre of a driveway. If any vehicles are parking illegally, please contact our Parking Compliance Department on (09) 355 3553 with the details of the vehicle to request enforcement action be taken.

Next steps

These works are expected to be completed by May 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.