Proposal status: Feedback closed 15 August 2019, last updated 18 September 2019.
Reference number: BYL-405
We've proposed changes in your area
In July 2019, we proposed broken yellow lines parking restrictions on Cryers Road in East Tamaki. Our proposal responded to a request from a local business to investigate the issue of parked vehicles blocking visibility for drivers entering and exiting the driveway at this location on Cryers Road.
This proposal also responded to the issue of parked cars making it difficult for buses to safely manoeuvre in and out of the bus stops at number 11 Cryers Road by preventing parking on the northern end.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are needed to make it easier and safer to use this driveway.
We have made minor changes to the design based on community feedback. The proposed broken yellow lines have been extended from 6 Cryers Road to the first driveway on Echelon Place. This is in response to concerns about parked vehicles restricting access for trucks and drivers crossing Cryers Road unsafely after parking.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- Many respondents supported the proposal, noting that a parking restriction would improve manoeuvrability for trucks entering and exiting 6 Cryers Road.
We are happy to hear that our proposal will improve driver safety in the area.
- Request to extend broken yellow lines from 6 to 10 Cryers Road and to the first driveway on Echelon Place to prevent parked cars from restricting access for trucks and to reduce instances of customers parking and crossing in an unsafe manner.
We have revised the plan so the broken yellow lines are uninterrupted between 6 and 10 Cryers Road. In addition to discouraging unsafe crossings, this will also improve visibility for vehicles entering and exiting the driveway of 6 and 10 Cryers Road.
- Concern that bus stop placement will narrow southbound traffic flow to a single lane ahead of the Highbrook Drive intersection.
We acknowledge this arrangement can narrow the road. However, the width between the two bus stops is enough for two average vehicles to pass each other. Also, this arrangement is not expected to create significant delays as buses are not at these stops for long period of time.
- Request for broken yellow lines on the eastern side of Cryers Road to Bruce Roderick Drive to improve southbound traffic flow.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will add this to our list of investigations and if deemed appropriate, make a separate proposal for broken yellow lines.
- Request for added parking spaces in the area to accommodate staff and visitors of local businesses.
Unfortunately, we are unable to implement this request as additional parking within the premises of the nearby businesses is the responsibility of the property owners.
These works are planned for delivery by June 2020, 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.