Proposal status: closed 9 July 2018
Reference number: BYL-280
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing new broken yellow lines on the inner bend of Tui Glen Road in Birkenhead.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are needed to improve visibility along this section of road, allowing for the safe movement of vehicles.
This proposal will proceed with minor changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below.
- Suggests new broken yellow lines on the western side of Tui Glen Road, from Pupuke Road around into, and up to, 40 City View Terrace, as cars parked on both sides of the road limit the passageway for vehicles and inhibits visibility for vehicles turning into Tui Glen Road from Pupuke Road. Tui Glen Road is not considered a narrow road, even with vehicles parked on both sides of the street the road width accommodates through movement. On this straight section, it is important to keep on-street parking as it lowers the speed of passing vehicles. We do not believe visibility is an issue when turning into Tui Glen Road.
- Broken yellow lines should be placed on the northern side of Pupuke Road for several hundred metres, opposite the corner with Tui Glen Road, as cars turning right out of Pupuke Road into Tui Glen Road cause congestion. We believe that this only takes place during peak times and, at this stage, we do not recommend additional broken yellow lines in this location.
- Requests the broken yellow lines are extended to 22C Tui Glen Road to allow motorists to have a clear line of sight and improve visibility for residents exiting their driveways. We will be extending the broken yellow lines to 22C Tui Glen Road.
- Wish to have new broken yellow lines on the outer bend between 15 and 17 Tui Glen Road to improve visibility when exiting those driveways. We do not recommend new broken yellow lines on the outer bend, as we believe the proposed broken yellow lines on the inner bend will be sufficient in improving visibility.
- Suggests new broken yellow lines at the intersection with Havenwood Place, as parked cars obstruct intersection visibility. Havenwood Place is a small cul-de-sac with very low traffic volumes. Considering it is a low speed environment, we do not recommend additional broken yellow lines.
It is prohibited to park within 6 metres of an intersection. We recommend reporting these infringements to our parking enforcement call centre, which operates 24 hours, 7 days a week: 09 355 3553.
- Speed calming measures are needed leading up to the inner bend of City View Terrace due to the frequent speeding of vehicles in this neighbourhood with many families We believe that due to this being a residential area and this section of street being very short, that speeds are well controlled by on-street parking as it provides speed calming.
This work will happen in 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.