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Auckland Transport

Trinidad Road, Sunnynook - No stopping at all times restrictions

Consultation status: closed 1 March 2017

We are proposing to install new No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) on the corner of Trinidad Road in Sunnynook.

Why the changes are required

Current accessibility and visibility of the corner of Trinidad Road is significantly affected when cars park there. The restrictions will remove these parked vehicles and improve visibility and reduce the need for traffic to cross the centre line.

Download the consultation drawing for Trinidad Road (PDF 281KB) 

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your feedback.

The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes.

Specific feedback and proposed solution

  • Concern that the length of restrictions would be excessive. The primary issue this proposal looks to address is restricted visibility when driving around the bend. The proposal implements No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) where required and with the existing road width being sufficient has left parking on the outer side of the bend. Our objective is to balance visibility and accessibility concerns whilst taking into consideration the value of on-street parking and the speed environment.
  • Suggestion to extend restrictions further east. Extending the No stopping at all times restrictions would result in considerable loss of parking for residents. No parking restrictions on the straight stretch of the road would give the impression of a greater road width and therefore encouraging drivers to create a higher speed environment.
  • Request to place white lines over driveways. Auckland Transport Code of Practice (ATCOP) only permits us to put yellow lines over driveways which means vehicles should not park at any times. Given it is already illegal to park within one metre of a driveway we suggest that if this situation arises again, parking enforcement is the most appropriate means of educating motorists of their legal obligations, and we encourage you to contact us on (09) 355 3553 with the vehicle details to request a parking officer visit the site.