Proposal status: closed 14 June 2018
Proposal reference: BYL-273
We are proposing to install new broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times restrictions) at various points along Carlton Crescent, Maraetai.
The restrictions are proposed from number 215 Maraetai Drive to 2 Carlton Crescent and between numbers 3 and 9 Carlton Crescent, at the curve in the road from number 28 to number 42, at the curve in the road outside number 45, at the bend in the road between number 61 and 67 and at the intersection with Rewa Road near the Maraetai Hall.
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Why the changes are needed
This proposal is designed to reduce the risk of an accident in areas where there is lack of visibility between opposing drivers. While Carlton Crescent operates in a relatively safe, self-managing manner, there is still the potential for accidents in those areas when visibility is highly restricted and drivers are forced into opposing lanes.
The proposed parking restrictions are aimed at reducing this safety risk by removing parking in these low visibility areas.
This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below.
- Respondents have asked for the broken yellow lines outside the Maraetai Hall to be extended along Carlton Crescent to stop vehicles parking on the grass verge. While we can understand the reasons for this request, it’s important that we only restrict parking in those areas where there are safety issues present. Excessive removal of parking will only encourage increased speeds in Carlton Crescent.
- Respondents would like to see broken yellow lines on the north side of Carlton Crescent. They believe this would alleviate such issues as poor visibility and cars crossing the centre line which creates one-way traffic. We have not included parking restrictions in this area as there were no safety issues identified on site. Our engineers have observed this area to be operating in a safe self-managing manner. Excessive removal of parking will only encourage increased speeds on Carlton Crescent.
- Respondent believes that the broken yellow lines should include property number 1 as a vehicle parked in this location would be a hazard. We have not included parking restrictions in this area as there is no safety issues and excessive removal of parking will only encourage increased speeds in Carlton Crescent.
- Respondent would like to see the broken yellow lines on Rewa Rd extended to the intersection with Maraetai Drive. The requirements for parking restrictions at this location need to be investigated as part of the overall roundabout layout at the Maraetai Drive, Rewa Road intersection. We will therefore add this intersection to our list for review and consideration.
- Respondent believes that the broken yellow lines from 61-67 Carlton Crescent are unnecessary as they will inconvenience their visitors. They recommend that broken yellow lines are added on the opposite side of the road instead. While on site, our engineer identified a loss of visibility at this corner. We're removing the parking on the inside of the bends as it is affecting the visibility between drivers while parking on the outside doesn’t have the same effect.
- Respondent feels that the broken yellow lines are a waste of money as cars don’t park in the areas where broken yellow lines have been placed and they have never witnessed an accident on Carlton Crescent. They would like to see the broken yellow lines from outside properties numbers 3-5 removed. While we understand that there may have not been any incidents in the area where we are proposing parking restrictions, we cannot ignore the potential risk and wait for an accident to happen. We have limited our proposed areas to those that present a potential safety risk due to loss of visibility between drivers. Where not necessary, we have opted to retain the parking to ensure we do not encourage increased speeds on Carlton Crescent.
- Respondent believes that no one parks outside of properties 43-45 and therefore the broken yellow lines are unnecessary. While we understand that there may have not been any incidents or parked vehicles in the areas we are proposing parking restrictions, we cannot ignore the potential risk and wait for an accident to happen.
- Respondents believe that parking in this area has become self-regulated and that this will make drivers more considerate. We agree that this road is relatively self-managing, however due to requests from residents we have decided to propose the removal of parking in those areas where there are potential safety issues due to loss of visibility between drivers.
- Respondent has raised concerns over the removal of parking as this could increase the speed of traffic. We are aware of this risk and as a result have only proposed parking restrictions in those areas where there are visibility issues.
- Respondent recommends removing/trimming some trees outside 5 Carlton Crescent as they are encroaching the road. We will forward this information onto our Maintenance Team for further investigation.
- Respondents have requested a new footpath in this area as there is a high number of seniors and children walking on the street. We will pass this request onto our Walking and Cycling Team for further investigation.
- As there is no footpath, the respondent would like to see speed calming measures on Carlton Crescent. We will pass the request for a footpath onto our walking and Cycling Team for further investigation.
- Respondents would like to see Carlton Crescent turned into a one-way system. Turning Carlton Crescent into a one way road would create a significant detour for some residents. The current width also allows for 2 way operation which would contribute to some residents driving in the wrong direction. The issues on Carlton Crescent do not justify such significant changes.
- Respondent would like to see the speed limit reduced to 30kmph. We will pass this information onto our Strategy and Performance Team for further investigation.
- Respondents have requested parking bays in this area, especially near Maraetai Hall. Due to the high cost associated with the installation of parking bays we cannot justify their installation at this time.
- Respondents would like to see various repairs and the trimming of roadside vegetation on the surrounding roads. We will forward this information onto our Maintenance Team for further investigation.
- Respondent would like to see road widening in places along Carlton Crescent. Road widening on Carlton crescent is not justifiable due to the extensive works and large cost that would be associated with this work.
This work will happen between July 2018 and June 2019, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.