Consultation status: closed 27 January 2017
We are looking to add No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) on Hattaway Avenue, Bucklands Beach.
Why changes are required
Vehicles parking near the crossroads are reducing visibility.
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
Specific feedback and proposed solution
- Request for the No stopping at all times restrictions to be extended to improve buses turning in this area. Bus tracking has been used to identify the area required for the bus to successfully negotiate the intersection without occupying the oncoming lanes of traffic. Considering this, any extension would not be required.
- Suggestion that the No stopping at all times restrictions be shortened. The length of the proposed restrictions is required to provide suitable visibility for all road users at the intersection given the speed environment. A small amount of on-street parking will be relocated, though there is still sufficient parking to provide for the local community demand.
- Concern about what will happen to current parking in the recessed bay on Hattaway Avenue. This parking will remain unchanged as a result of the proposal.
- Question about why the No stopping at all times restrictions are necessary for this intersection. Accident history is only one of the factors considered when assessing the appropriateness of parking restrictions. As a crossroad intersection with a high number of conflicting movements including regular bus services, intersection visibility is important for both pedestrians and vehicles. The proposed extents also provide a future proofed layout for our intended improvements at the site.
- Request for additional works including moving bus stops, installing ‘STOP’ signs and installation of pedestrian crossings. This intersection has been added to the list of potential future projects, subject to funding allocation. These improvements focus on providing pedestrian provision and will include a review of the existing bus stop location. These improvements will also provide an opportunity to further highlight the intersection ‘STOP’ control, improving compliance. For any further requests to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback or report a problem here.
We expect to introduce this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.