Tesla Place, Totara Vale – Broken Yellow Lines Tesla Place, Totara Vale – Broken Yellow Lines

Proposal status: Feedback closed 10 February 2020, last updated 23 July 2020.

Reference number: BYL-435

We've proposed changes in your area

In January 2020, we proposed broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) parking restrictions along Tesla Place, Totara Vale. Tesla Place is a narrow road and vehicles are currently parking on both sides, which creates visibility and access issues. The project aims to improve safety by restricting parking on one side of the road and at the entrance of Tesla Place.

Download the proposal drawing for Tesla Place (PDF 214KB) 

Proposal outcome

The proposed changes will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being implemented. 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

  • Many respondents showed support for this plan as both sides of the road are overcrowded with cars. Alternatively, respondents believe the proposed changes are the best option for ensuring safe transit of emergency vehicles.
    Thank you for your support. We hope that the new restrictions will improve accessibility and safety.
  • Request for broken yellow lines to be extended to the end of the cul de sac.
    It is not necessary to extend the broken yellow lines to the end of the cul de sac as it consists of multiple driveways. Parking within one metre of a vehicle crossing or a driveway is illegal and is outlined in the New Zealand Road Code. All drivers are expected to be aware of the Road Code and may be subject to enforcement action if they park illegally. If you notice a vehicle is parked within one metre of a vehicle crossing and blocking access, please call 09 355 3553 with the details of the vehicle.
  • Request for broken yellow lines on the opposite side of the road to allow more room for right turning.
    Installing broken yellow lines means loss of parking, therefore careful consideration is given as to which side the lines will be installed. Generally, broken yellow lines are proposed on the side of the road with more driveways which provides a continuous stretch of parking on the other side of the street.
  • Concern that the proposal will cause a problem for household parking.
    Whilst we understand you might not be able to park directly outside your house, there should be parking available close by. Tesla Place is a narrow road measuring 5.7m in width, meaning that broken yellow lines are necessary to ensure access for emergency service vehicles and residents. Broken yellow lines were proposed on the left side to maximise the parking as there were less driveways therefore, more spaces in total.

Next steps

These works are planned for July/August 2020, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays.