Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: RTV-439
In September 2022, we proposed changes to improve pedestrian visibility on Brylee Drive. These changes are in response to the link road connection that has recently been built joining Brylee Drive to Gosper Road in Waiata Shores.
After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be implemented in the 2022/23 financial year, subject to budget availability. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses before any construction takes place.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood. We appreciate your valuable local insights on this project and would like to work with you to make Brylee Drive accessible to all.
Here is a summary of the comments and queries we received on our proposal and our responses to them:
- Request to paint broken yellow lines outside 1 Syntax Place to be able to turn right safely onto Brylee Drive.
We have only proposed broken yellow lines where it will improve visibility of and for pedestrians. If you see vehicles illegally parking within 6m of the Brylee Drive and Syntax Place drive intersection, please call us on (09) 355 3553 with the vehicle’s details so that we can take enforcement action.
- Request to paint broken yellow lines on the corner of Beaumaris Way and Walter Strevens Drive (outside #25) to be able to turn right safely on Beaumaris Way.
There are existing broken yellow lines at the intersection of Walter Strevens Drive and Beaumaris Way which achieve adequate visibility to allow this intersection to function safely. Therefore, no additional broken yellow lines are required.
- Suggestion that the location of the proposed broken yellow lines at the roundabout is safe but unnecessary as the parking is only used by council.
The new broken yellow lines reinforce that no vehicles can be parked illegally to block vehicle access at this roundabout. They also help provide the required visibility of and for pedestrians.
- Suggestion that the safer way forward would be to implement traffic calming measures where drivers come over the bridge and into Conifer Grove.
Following the recently installed speed humps on Brylee Drive, we are continuing to monitor the surrounding area including Walter Strevens Drive. We will look to address any issues in the future if required.
- Suggestion that the pedestrian crossing can be placed on the wrong side, as children cross the road at the roundabout while walking straight down from school and over the bridge towards Kindergarten Drive.
There are existing crossing facilities, such as kerb ramps and a traffic island, to assist the pedestrians to cross the road on this leg of the roundabout. We are proposing new broken yellow lines at this location to improve the visibility of and for pedestrians. The crossing on Brylee Drive was provided to connect to Waka Kotahi’s new shared path.
We're proposing improvements in your area
As part of our work to improve pedestrian visibility and access, we are proposing changes on Brylee Drive, Takanini.
We are proposing to:
- Paint broken yellow lines at the Brylee Drive and Walter Strevens Drive roundabout.
- Install a kerb ramp with side islands and broken yellow lines on Brylee Drive near Brylee Drive Reserve and playground. A kerb ramp is a sloped section of footpath which makes it easier to move from the road to the footpath, especially for people with prams or wheelchairs.
The locations of proposed broken yellow lines are based on where they're most needed to improve visibility for pedestrians crossing the road. The broken yellow lines will remove:
- 12 parking spaces along the Brylee Drive and Walter Strevens Drive roundabout.
- 10 parking spaces adjacent to Brylee Drive Reserve and playground.
We understand removing parking can be inconvenient, so we have minimised the removal of parking as much as possible, whilst also improving visibility for pedestrians.
How will this benefit your neighbourhood
We would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. The proposed new broken yellow lines parking restrictions will improve the visibility of the pedestrians crossing at the roundabout and the new kerb ramps on Brylee Drive. The kerb ramps will help the pedestrians cross the road to access the Brylee Drive Reserve and playground.
This project is funded by Auckland Regional Fuel Tax.
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.
Takanini: 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 Brylee 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).