Tawavale Cres, Totara Vale - Broken yellow lines Tawavale Cres, Totara Vale - Broken yellow lines

Consultation status: closed 15 June 2018

Proposal reference: BYL-263

We are proposing to install broken yellow lines around the bend, in front of 11 Tawavale Crescent, Totara Vale.

View the consultation drawing for Tawavale Crescent (PDF 213KB)

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed to prevent parked cars from blocking driver visibility when navigating the bend on Tawavale Cresent.

Proposal outcome

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.

Feedback received

  • Respondents have requested that the proposed broken yellow lines are extended to include property number 9 as this is also a difficult corner to navigate with parked cars blocking visibility. The main visibility issues occurs around the bend in front of property number 11. The bend in front of property number 9 does not pose a significant visibility issue to justify broken yellow lines. Parking is a valuable asset and the removal of these extra parking will likely induce speeding.
  • Respondent requests that the proposed broken yellow lines are extended to the length of Tawavale Crescent as there is no room for vehicles to give way due to parked cars. Even with vehicles parked on both sides of the road, the road is wide enough to accommodate through movement. Removing too much parking induces speeding as drivers perceive the road to be wider. Furthermore, parking is a valuable asset and we only remove parking if it poses a significant safety concern.
  • Respondent believes that Tawavale Crescent would benefit for the same parking restrictions as those used at Mirovale Place. Due to the nature of the kerb space between driveways on Mirovale Place, there are white hockey stick markings to guide people from parking too close to driveways. Furthermore, there are no corners that pose visibility issues. Tawavale Crescent, on the other hand, has poor visibility and it is necessary to have legally enforceable broken yellow lines to ensure vehicles are not parked at this location to improve safety. Hockey stick markings are not used for this purpose.

Next steps

This work will happen 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. ​