Proposal status: Feedback closed.
Reference number: BYL-596
In November 2022, we proposed changes to on-street parking near driveways on Adams Drive where there were access and visibility issues. After reviewing all the feedback we received, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support Tāmaki Makaurau’s Vision Zero goal.
This proposal is supported with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed by September 2023. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses prior to any construction taking place.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. The following is a summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions.
Community feedback: Broken yellow lines should stretch from Paerata Road to Lochview and along Adams Drive, on the opposite side of the road because trucks and trailers block visibility
Our response: There are existing broken yellow lines at the Paerata Road and Adams Drive south intersection and newly proposed broken yellow lines at the Lochview and Adams Drive intersection. We understand parking can be important for businesses and employees, so we’ve minimised parking removal wherever possible and only proposed broken yellow lines where necessary to improve safety.
P120 Parking Restriction
Community feedback: Request for P120 parking restrictions at the unrestricted on street parking outside Lochview Reserve
Our response: We’ve passed this on to the Parking Design and Solutions Team and if you would like to follow up, you can use the following case number: CAS-697380-Q6R9G0.
Community feedback: Reducing the available parking will negatively affect businesses because the people that park there currently are both staff and customers so you will drive customers away and make it more difficult for staff. Main concern is where will workers park and will it force businesses to relocate as no parking available for workers. The issue is trucks unloading while sitting in the middle of the road.
Our response: We understand that parking is important for businesses and employees, we’ve minimised the parking removal as much as possible and only proposed broken yellow lines where it’s necessary to improve safety. Our proposal includes broken yellow lines near driveways so that exiting motorists can see traffic on the road and broken yellow lines in cul-de-sacs so that large vehicles can turn around. There are still alternative locations where people can legally and safely park on-street.
We completed a site visit recently to investigate the concerns with trucks unloading in the middle of the road and found no issue during our drive through. The trucks are unloading material kerbside, vehicle flows on Adams Drive are low and any delay caused by vehicles parked in the middle of the road would be small.
At this stage, it has not been identified as significant safety concern, however we will keep monitoring it and should situation change, we will readdress this issue.
Community feedback: No advantage in painting broken yellow lines in cul-de-sacs. It’s a waste of time and energy and it will cost more tax money to maintain and enforce
Our response: We’ve proposed broken yellow lines in cul-de-sacs so that large vehicles can safely turn around.
We're proposing improvements in your area
Some local businesses have raised concerns regarding on-street parking in the vicinity of their driveways on Adams Drive causing access and visibility issues. Auckland Transport is delivering this project as requested by the Franklin Local Board and with their support for the proposed parking restrictions.
We are proposing to:
- Paint 2-3m of broken yellow lines adjacent to narrow driveways on Adams Drive and its side roads
- Paint broken yellow lines adjacent to the Lochview Reserve kerb ramp crossing at #19 Adams Drive and at main entry of the reserve opposite #7 Adams Drive
- Paint broken yellow lines at all the side road intersections with Adams Drive
- Paint broken yellow lines in the turning heads for all of the cul-de-sacs of the side roads.
The purpose of this proposal is to introduce new broken yellow lines on Adams Drive to improve access and reduce visibility concerns at driveways, on corners and around cul-de-sac heads. It would also improve the visibility of and for the pedestrians crossing the road to access Lochview Reserve.
This proposal is also supported by the Auckland regional fuel tax.
Pukekohe: 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 Adams Drive 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).