Proposal status: Feedback closed 6 May 2022
Reference number: RTV-412
In April, we proposed some timed parking restrictions on Albion Road in Ōtāhuhu to improve parking availability for visitors and customers. These changes were proposed in response to concerns raised by nearby businesses.
After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the following minor change which was suggested in the community feedback:
- Add approximately 7m of broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times lines) on the northern side of Albion Road. This will improve access for large vehicles turning onto Albion Road and will result in the loss of one additional parking space.
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What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be made in late July to early August 2022.
Thank you for adding your voice to this proposal. Your local knowledge has helped us make this decision for your neighbourhood.
The majority of respondents supported the changes. People told us they supported the additional parking time limits as it was hard to find parking on Albion Road with many all-day parkers. A few respondents told us that there wasn’t enough on-street parking for workers in the area. The following is a summary of our response to this concern and the additional comments and queries we received.
- Suggestion that there is already enough P60 restricted parking along Albion Road.
Currently there are only 4-5 spaces on the street that are restricted to P60 (1 hour) parking on the northern side of Albion Road. The majority of on-street parking along the road is unrestricted.
This proposal to apply time limits to another 4-5 spaces on the southern side of the street is in response to the requests from nearby businesses. Parking occupancy was identified to be an issue during our site observations and further time restrictions were deemed necessary for creating better parking availability in the area for short term parking.
- Suggestion that the proposed broken yellow lines are added to the north side of Albion Road.
We have checked the turning paths for larger vehicles such as semi-trailers and we will be adding approximately 7m of BYLs on the north side of Albion Road. This will improve the turning ability of larger vehicles and provide easy access to Albion Road. The change will result in loss of one parking space on the northern side.
- Concern there is insufficient parking for people working in the area and no walk-in businesses so the restrictions should not be implemented.
While we appreciate your concern, we would like to note that after the proposed changes are made, the majority of parking on Albion Road will remain unrestricted. In high parking demand areas, we prioritise short-term parking over long-term parking and, where possible, we encourage use of public transport if individual parking needs are not met.
- Concern that people overstay the existing P60 restrictions.
We have passed along your concern to our Parking Compliance team that works in the area to monitor the restrictions more regularly. The proposed time restrictions will provide additional short stay parking spaces in the area for visitors looking for short-term parking.
- Query why this has been proposed.
This proposal is in response to multiple requests for additional parking restrictions we received from the businesses in the area. P60 restrictions have been proposed because of the high parking demand issues observed during our site visits.
AT’s Parking Strategy recommends changes to parking management when parking occupancy (the number of on-street parking spaces being used) is observed higher than 85%, as it has been on Albion Road.
We're proposing improvements in your area
Businesses on Albion Road have requested additional parking time restrictions along the south side of Albion Road, and we’re asking for just a few minutes of your time to give us your feedback on our proposal to implement some one-hour parking restrictions along the road.
We are proposing to:
- Add P60 parking restrictions (one hour time limit on parking) on the south side of Albion Road in Ōtāhuhu, from its intersection with Great South Road to 9 Albion Road. This would apply every day, excluding public holidays, from 8am to 6pm.
- Extend the broken yellow lines (no stopping at any times lines) along the south side of Albion Road from the corner by 6 metres. This would remove approximately one parking space.
These changes have been requested by nearby businesses on Albion Road and aim to improve the availability of parking.
P60 time restrictions already apply to approximately five parking spaces on the north side of Albion Road and applying P60 on the southern side will help create better parking availability for visitors and customers. If the proposed restrictions go ahead, the majority of parking on Albion Road would remain unrestricted and available for anyone to use for longer term if needed.
As part of these changes, we would remove approximately one parking space by adding broken yellow lines along the south side of Albion Road to ensure approaching drivers can see the traffic lights and any pedestrians crossing the road at the Albion Road-Great South Road intersection. We understand removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have limited the parking removal to the minimum needed to ensure good visibility.
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.
Ōtāhuhu: 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 Albion 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).