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Zion Rd, Birkenhead - Broken yellow lines Zion Rd, Birkenhead - Broken yellow lines

Proposal status:  updated 6 July 2018

Proposal reference: BYL-256

We are proposing to extend the existing broken yellow lines around the cul-de-sac head on Zion Road, Birkenhead.

Download the proposal drawing for Zion Road (PDF 337KB)

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed to make sure that parked cars do not block access for emergency vehicles, rubbish trucks and larger vehicles turning in the street. Our investigations show that some larger vehicles are being forced to use footpaths and driveways to turn in the cul-de-sac which can cause long-term damage to these facilities.

Proposal outcome

The proposal received mixed feedback with many concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will not proceed. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below.

Feedback received

  • Respondent believes that a time limit should be imposed on parking as most cars in this area don’t belong to the residents. We will continue to monitor the parking usage and will respond appropriately to balance the needs of residents, their visitors and commuters.
  • Many respondents have noted that Zion Road is used as an unofficial ‘park and ride’ due to the local bus links. Therefore they suggest implementing a scheme of parking permits for residents. They believe this will alleviate a great deal of the congestion on this road that may block the larger vehicles. Our parking strategy means this option could not be taken into consideration as we no longer review residential parking for single streets. The Residential Parking Schemes are used in older suburbs such as the city fringe where demand for parking is high across a larger area and many properties do not have off-street parking.
  • Respondents have specified that there are very few spaces available for residents to have visitors and would like to see resident only permit parking. Our parking strategy means this option could not be taken into consideration as we no longer review residential parking for single streets. The Residential Parking Schemes are used in older suburbs such as the city fringe where demand for parking is high across a larger area and many properties do not have off-street parking.

Next steps

After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will not proceed. Thank you for taking time to provide feedback.