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Hillcrest Road, Papatoetoe - Parking Restrictions Hillcrest Road, Papatoetoe - Parking Restrictions

Consultation status: closed 16 February 2018

Proposal reference: RTV-092

We are proposing to install P120 parking restrictions between 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday, outside Papatoetoe West School on Hillcrest Road.

Download the consultation drawing for Hillcrest Road (PDF 630KB)

Changes are required because of the following reasons:

  • There have been complaints regarding the use of the street for train commuter parking.
  • Cars remain at the location from early morning until early evening and have been cited for causing visibility issues.
  • The proposed changes will improve visibility and help improve safety, especially for school children

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

  • Concerns that this project will conflict with construction of the new apartments at 12-14 Hillcrest expected to begin shortly causing additional hazards to drivers, buses, and pedestrians. Auckland Transport contractors are required to have safety measures in place when working in public areas. The construction company are also required to have traffic management plans in place to ensure public is safe while construction is underway.
  • The school name you have noted in this proposal documentation is incorrect; it is not Papatoetoe North, it is actually Papatoetoe West School. We apologise for the error, and have updated the website to reflect the nearby school is in fact Papatoetoe West, not North.
  • Request for the yellow lines to extend further down the street; especially between 22 and 24 Hillcrest Road. We acknowledge that on-street parking is a valuable resource, therefore, removal is only carried out where a significant safety or accessibility issue had been identified. We strive to find the right balance between safety and parking demand. We rarely uses broken yellow line markings across or next to driveways, except for in high use/emergency access situations such as at fire stations and medical centres. This is due to issues that we face with compliance with the road rules. Overuse of broken yellow lines, particularly where they are not strictly necessary, decreases their impact and may inadvertently send the message to motorists that they may park over driveways that do not have such markings in place. For spaces between driveways measuring less than 4.9m, we recommend a white triangle marking. This marking indicates that a space is too small to accommodate a standard vehicle and cars should not park at this location if they cannot fit within the horizontal line of the triangle. For spaces greater than 4.9m we recommend installing white limit lines. However, this is out of scope for this proposal which focuses on parking restrictions on Hillcrest Road, outside Papatoetoe West School. If you would like your request for limit lines to be considered by us for future development works, please provide feedback here
  • Frustration at parking situation on Hillcrest Road; concern at tickets being given to vehicles parked for less than 2 minutes; queries where else parents can pick their children up? We understand that at school drop off and pick up times, parking is in high demand. However we have conducted site visits during the day and assessed the parking availability at Hillcrest Road. Unrestricted parking spaces are available further along Hillcrest Road, away from the school, and on Hill Road.
  • Request for additional works including
    • Request for Station Road (Papatoetoe West School side) to be included.
    • Request for signs to be erected to stop parents turning around in driveway no 8, opposite the school and churning up the grass.
    • Request for something to be done outside 33 Hillcrest Road as there is a lack of visibility.

These requests are out of scope for this proposal which focuses on parking restrictions on Hillcrest Road, outside Papatoetoe West School. If you would like your request to be considered by us for future development works, please provide feedback here.

Next steps

We expect to introduce this work between July 2018 and June 2019, subject to further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notices to all affected residents prior to construction work.