Auckland Transport

Beldon Place, Pakuranga Heights - No stopping at all times restrictions

Consultation status: closed 30 January 2017

We are looking to install No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) on Beldon Place, and around the corner with Ennis Avenue.

Why changes are required

We are responding to public concerns with regard to restricted vehicle accessibility issues caused when cars park on both sides of Beldon Place. The width of the road is too narrow to allow larger vehicles, including emergency vehicles, to easily access the street when vehicles are parked on both sides of the road.
We have carried out site visits that have confirmed this issue.

Download the consultation plans for Beldon Place (PDF 297KB)

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your feedback.

The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback and proposed solution

  • Request to extend restrictions to improve access from driveways. As a subsequence of this proposal, driveway access should improve, however the key objective of this proposal is to increase the accessibility for traffic along the length of the road and therefore the proposed restrictions are deemed appropriate.
  • Suggestion to extend the restrictions to both sides of the road. Removal of parking on both sides is considered excessive for local roads, as temporary narrowing to one lane due to parking is not considered to be an issue due to the straight alignment of the road and low traffic volumes.
  • Request to change the side the restrictions are placed on. The side the restrictions are placed on will remain unchanged as it minimises the total loss of parking and provides a clear exiting lane from Beldon Place.
  • Statement that the vehicles are currently parking on the berm. The proposal will remove the need for vehicles to park on the berm, however should you notice this practice occurring we recommend you call our parking enforcement team on (09) 355 3553 to report the vehicle.

Next stage

We expect to introduce this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.