Proposal status: Feedback closed 20 May 2022
Reference number: BYL-555
In May 2022, we proposed to paint broken yellow lines on Waterloo Road, Silverdale to improve access and road safety. This project is in response to the increased number of vehicles parking on Waterloo Road which has caused severe pinch points and access issues for drivers. Developments in the surrounding area, including the completion of Milldale, will result in Waterloo Road being used as a major thoroughfare.
After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed by December 2022.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- Concern that properties on James McLeod Way lack sufficient off-street parking which forces them to park on Waterloo Road and the removal of parking there will force residents to park even further away from their homes and increase the risk of vehicle related crime.
The majority of daytime parking along Waterloo is staff from nearby businesses. Therefore, parking will be available to residents outside business hours in the evenings and early morning.We understand removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal whilst ensuring access and clear lines of sight.
- Suggestion to build parking bays into the side of the road which will alleviate the access issues while avoiding the removal of needed parking.
We do not widen local roads to provide increased parking; these grass berms (grass strip next to the road) are reserved for potential future use for footpaths, cycle lanes and bus stops.
- Concern that this proposal will make it more difficult to find parking in the area for local residents and workers and suggestion that a solution for local parking is put forward before the broken yellow lines are painted.
The current parking situation is causing disruption to the traffic operation on Waterloo Road and needs to be addressed. The parking along Waterloo is primarily associated with staff parking from nearby businesses, therefore parking will be available to residents outside business hours.
- Suggestion that the proposed broken yellow lines are only painted on Waterloo Road once the two current construction sites on the corner of Waterloo and Highgate Parkway are completed.
The current parking situation is causing disruption to the traffic operation on Waterloo Road. Therefore, broken yellow lines will need to be installed as soon as possible.
- Suggestion that AT consider removing the broken yellow lines from one side of Emerali Street which is wide enough to have parking on one side.
Emirali Street is an industrial area which requires broken yellow lines (No Stopping At All Times) restrictions on both sides of the road to allow large commercial vehicles to service the businesses. Removing broken yellow lines would interfere with the flow of traffic on Emirali road.
We're proposing improvements in your area
As part of our work to keep Aucklanders moving, we are proposing to paint some broken yellow lines to improve access and road safety on Waterloo Road, Silverdale.
We are proposing to:
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) along Waterloo Road from Highgate Parkway to the roundabout of Waterloo Rd and Wainui Rd.
- This will result in the loss of approximately 40 parking spaces.
Due to broken yellow lines being painted on Emirali Road, there has been an increase in the number of vehicles parking along Waterloo Road. The increased number of vehicles parking on Waterloo Road has caused severe pinch points and access issues for drivers. Developments in the surrounding area, including the completion of Milldale, will result in Waterloo Road being used as a major thoroughfare. The proposed changes will improve access and safety for all types of vehicles travelling in the area. We understand removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal whilst ensuring access and clear lines of sight.
What happens next
- We’ll consider all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward.
- We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this webpage.
- We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.
Silverdale: Safe with us
Auckland Transport cares for your safety. We want to make our roads safe for everyone, people walking and cycling, especially for our kids and senior citizens and people driving. Projects like this one around Waterloo Road are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety over other measures (like minor time saving).