Proposal status: closed 25 October 2018
Reference number: BYL-338
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing new broken yellow lines on Wainui Road in Silverdale, including the removal of 13 on street carparks.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are needed to improve safety for drivers and cyclists near this roundabout.
At the moment, cars are parked on both sides of the road, which makes this section narrow and creates visibility issues, particularly with a cycle lane which starts and ends close to the proposed broken yellow lines.
This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. A summary of this feedback and answers to community questions and concerns is below.
This proposal received a majority of positive responses from community members and stakeholders, who supported improved visibility and driveway accessibility.
- Question whether this could be extended further up until Cranefield Automotive. Visibility for those shops and businesses would be improved greatly.
Parking is a valuable asset for neighbouring residents/businesses of the road. Removal of further parking needs to be carefully assessed as it could affect business in the area. We do apply parking restrictions where there is a safety concern identified. Our assessments suggest that the extent of the new Broken Yellow Lines allow sufficient visibility to those businesses and shops. On street parking is an asset, hence additional Broken Yellow Lines cannot be added.
- Suggestion that this is long overdue and question as to when it will be implemented.
The broken yellow lines will be implemented by June 2019 at the latest. If any delays occur, all affected parties will be notified.
- Hopes that this will provide more visibility for people entering the cemetery, as this is currently very unsafe.
This is one of the main goals of this change.
- There are currently not enough available parking spaces to justify removing so many. A more acceptable proposal is to permit parking on one side of the road only. Alternatively, AT should widen the road or provide better public transport options.
We understand the importance of parking for all residents and neighbouring businesses. Its removal is applied where we have identified a safety issue. There is currently a safety issue due to vehicles parking on both sides of the road. The cycle lane ends close to the proposed broken yellow lines, hence it is to be installed on both sides of the road. The budget needed to acquire land and widen the carriageway would be hard to justify. The road is approximately 8m wide and does not require widening.
This work will happen before July 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.