Gladding Place, Manukau - P5 loading zone Gladding Place, Manukau - P5 loading zone

Proposal status: Closed

Reference number: RTV-416

Proposal outcome

In March 2022, we proposed to install a 5-minute, Goods Vehicles only, Loading Zone outside 2 Gladding Place. These changes are in response to a customer request. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed.

What happens next

We anticipate the changes will be constructed in August 2022.

Community feedback

Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. In their feedback most people told us that access down Gladding Place is often blocked and expressed their hope that a loading zone would provide a place for trucks and car transporters to unload safely. A summary of the additional comments and queries we received, and our responses to them, is below.

  • Suggestion that we install an additional loading zone

The proposed loading zone will have a 5-minute (P5) time restriction which will ensure turnover, meaning that it can be used by all the businesses on Bakerfield Place and Gladding Place. The area has a high parking demand, therefore one loading zone is enough to meet the needs of the businesses in the area while still retaining parking availability for other people.

  • Suggestion that we extend the time limit beyond 5 minutes

P5 parking time restrictions mean that the vehicle cannot be left unattended for more than 5 minutes. Therefore, while it is being used for loading/unloading, there is no time limit for how long the vehicle can be in the loading zone.

  • Suggestion that we make the loading zone smaller

The proposed loading zone has been made large enough to ensure that it is a suitable length for car transporters to use which means that it needs to have space for vehicles to be loaded and unloaded. The size that has been proposed is the minimum length to meet these requirements and reducing the length of the loading zone would make it not fit for purpose.

  • Concern that the loading zone is unnecessary because trucks were only an issue when the nearby COVID testing centre was running

Thank you for your feedback. We have been receiving feedback regarding car transporters parking in the middle of the road from 2021 and looking at the infringement history this continues to be a regular problem. Therefore, while the COVID testing centre may have increased parking demand temporarily, by installing a loading zone it will provide a legal space for car transporters to load and unload without blocking access for vehicles travelling along the road.

  • Suggestion that we create more on-street parking spaces (like the P60 parking spaces)

The current mix of parking is suitable for the area. There are P60 spaces for people requiring a shorter term stay, and the unrestricted parking allows for people to park all day. If parking demand becomes an issue, then we can look to install further restrictions to encourage turn over.

  • Concern that this is removing parking in an area where it is already hard to find parking

While we understand the concern, the purpose of a road is to allow access, and this is prioritised over parking. Car transporters are often stopping in the middle of the road as there is no area for them to safely stop, which is causing issues for vehicles trying to travel along the road. By providing a loading zone for vehicles to load/unload, access along the road will be kept clear. There is also a mix of P60 time restricted parking, and unrestricted parking which meets the needs for both long-term and short-term visitors to the area.

We're proposing improvements in your area

In response to a customer request, we are proposing to install a new Loading Zone at 2 Gladding Place. We are also proposing to install no berm parking signage along Bakerfield Place and Gladding Place. We ask for just a few minutes of your time to give us your feedback.

We are proposing to:

  • Create a 37-metre-long five-minute Loading Zone, effective Monday to Sunday, 8am-6pm, for goods vehicles only. It will replace six on street carparks outside of the car dealers at 2 Gladding Place.
  • Install no stopping off roadway signs on Gladding Place and Bakerfield Place that inform people parking is not allowed on the berm.

Download the proposal drawing for Gladding Place (PDF 582KB)

How this will benefit your neighbourhood

Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. The Loading Zone has been proposed to provide a safe area for car transporters to load and unload vehicles to the car dealership. Currently car transporters are stopping in the road next to parked cars. This is unsafe as it blocks sight lines along the road as well as access for drivers travelling down Gladding Place. The existing P60 parking at 2 Gladding Place will remain available.

As part of these changes, we are proposing to install no stopping off roadway signs that state that parking on the grass berm is not allowed to encourage people to choose safer parking locations and make footpaths safer for pedestrians.

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.

Manukau: 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 Gladding Place 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).