Proposal status: Feedback closed 19 December 2019, last updated 17 January 2020.
Reference number: BYL-422
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In December 2019, we proposed to install new 'no stopping restrictions' (broken yellow lines) on Wairau Road in Totara Vale.
The proposal responded to a request from residents about parked cars preventing a clear line of sight at the corners of Wairau Road. We are also proposing to move the limit lines for cars turning from the Wairau Road slip lane onto Wairau Road. This project is expected to improve safety and line of sight for people driving by removing parked cars and moving the limit lines.
The broken yellow lines will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being painted on the road. 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.
- Request that Celeste Place has residents only parking as people parking there are using nearby public transport.
The proposed parking restrictions are about improving line of sight issues and access around narrow corners. After the installation, the area will be monitored, and further parking restrictions will may be investigated.
- Concern at the removal of spaces, as the slip lane is too narrow for parking, any available parking spaces are valuable to the community.
Parking is in high demand across Auckland and therefore will only be removed when necessary. The proposed parking restrictions are necessary for maintaining line of sight and access at the corners.
- Request that broken yellow lines are only installed on the white curve line.
Several factors are carefully considered when assessing a parking restriction including the road width and topography, traffic flow, residents’ off-street parking and availability of neighbouring on-street parking spaces, line of sight concerns and crash statistics. Our investigation showed the need to introduce parking restrictions to the extent drawn on the plans to achieve a clear line of sight given the steepness of the road for vehicles to safely pull onto the main stretch of Wairau Road.
- Request that if broken yellow lines are installed, more park and ride facilities are provided elsewhere.
Park and ride facilities are in high demand across the Auckland region due to the large number of commuters parking and taking public transport. Further facilities will be investigated and prioritised based on demand and available resources.
- Concern that cars parking over the driveway at 229 Wairau Road, are making it difficult to see.
Parking within one metre of a driveway is already illegal. If you notice people parking in front of or too near to your driveway, please contact Auckland Transport on 09 355 3553 with the details of the vehicle to request enforcement action be taken.
These broken yellow lines are expected to be painted on the road by April 2020, 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.