Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: BYL-590
In September 2022, we proposed changes to paint broken yellow lines outside 46 East Street, Papakura. After reviewing all the feedback we received, we are proceeding with the work as proposed.
What happens next
These works are scheduled for later in 2022. It will take one day to paint the broken yellow lines in good weather conditions
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge.
We received a suggestion from the community and our response is below:
Concern over engine breaking during the evening on East Street. Request for 'No Engine Breaking Overnight Sign' to be installed.
Auckland Transport's response:
Thank you for your suggestion. Engine brakes can be used on roads with higher speed limits to control vehicle speeds in environments such as long, downhill sections of road. In lower speed environments, such as in 50km/h areas, engine breaks may be used in situations where an emergency stop is required. Therefore, we do not install new no engine braking signs to prohibit their use, given that engine brakes may be needed for safety reasons.
However, we will share this feedback with the National Road Carriers Association and ask they communicate with drivers about not using engine brakes unnecessarily. We will also be monitoring the situation but please do let us know if the issue continues.\
We're proposing improvements in your area
In response to feedback from the heavy haulage industry that freight trucks are experiencing turning difficulties at the East Street and Wellington Street intersection, we are proposing to extend the broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) outside of 46 East Street, Papakura.
We are proposing to:
- Relocate the P180 sign outside of 46 East Street further north as shown in the drawing. Two P180 parking spaces will be available at this location.
- Extend the broken yellow lines outside of 46 East Street. Two P180 parking spaces will be removed as a result.
East Street and Wellington Street are an important part of the Papakura freight network, and we need to ensure these roads are safe, accessible, and efficient for all road users.
When there are vehicles parked outside of St Mary’s Catholic Church, trucks can experience difficulties turning left at the East Street and Wellington Street intersection. Turning difficulties at this location can make the designated freight route through East Street unappealing and encourage freight trucks to use other roads that are not suitable for trucks.
Extending the broken yellow lines outside of 46 East Street will help improve access and safety for all road users. The proposed change will also help prevent issues caused by trucks using unsuitable roads which includes road damage and increased noise and vibration in your neighbourhood.
Papakura: 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 East Street 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).