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Stewart Gibson Place, Manurewa – Broken yellow lines Stewart Gibson Place, Manurewa – Broken yellow lines

Proposal status: updated 7 March 2019

Reference number: BYL-361

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing to install No stopping at all times restrictions on the northern side of the cul-de-sac in Stewart Gibson Place, Manurewa.

Download the proposal drawing for Stewart Gibson Place (PDF 1.2MB) 

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed to improve the accessibility of the street, including the turning head. Currently, cars parking along this narrow section of the road can cause access issues, and rubbish trucks are not always able to turn around.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback.

Feedback received

A summary of feedback and answers to community questions and concerns:

  • This proposal received positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported these new accessibility measures.
  • An increase in per household car ownership and the Gardens Early Childhood Centre has put too much pressure on the on-street carparks. We are aware of the parking demand generated by residents, visitors and the early childhood centre on Stewart Gibson Place and therefore only proposing broken yellow lines at the narrow section of this road and the cul-de-sac to resolve the access issue. This balances parking demand and access requirements.
  • Requests for broken yellow lines:
    • on the Menen Place corner due to the terrain there with low visibility.
      • The current proposed plan is to resolve the access issue at the narrow section and the turning area at the cul-de-sac.
      • Recent onsite observations confirm that there is low parking demand at this intersection. Installation of broken yellow lines at low volume local road intersection is against our standard operating procedure.
    • around the Hill Road intersection due to difficulty turning into Stewart Gibson Place.
      • During our onsite observations we only observed vehicles parked on one side of the road at this intersection, not creating any accessibility issues.
      • In addition, this section of Stewart Gibson is not classified as a narrow road. We consider a street to be narrow if the road is less than 6.8 metres wide. At a minimum, this width allows two metres worth of parking on each side of the road while retaining a 2.8 metre through lane, which emergency services have confirmed is the minimum space required for their vehicles to have access.

If vehicles are parking illegally within 6 metres of the intersection or 1 metre of the driveway blocking visibility enforcement can be called on 09 355 3553.

  • Extend the broken yellow lines along the entire length of the road, including the Hill Road and Menen Place junction. This would be considered excessive and would leave no parking on a road where parking is required for residents and visitors. The current proposed plan is to resolve the access issue at the narrow section and the turning area at the cul-de-sac on this road.
  • Introduce a residents only zone, currently there are too many cars parking near the Day Care Centre staff and visitors. This would be excessive and is not warranted, as on street parking by visitors is currently not limiting accessibility for residents in the area along most sections of the road. The current proposed plan is to resolve the access issue at the narrow section and the turning area at the cul-de-sac on this road.
  • Requests for broken yellow lines on both sides of the road from 21 Stewart Gibson Place and 22 Stewart Gibson place, and on both sides of the road along the entire road, especially near the junctions.
    • This would be excessive and would leave no parking on a road where parking is required for residents and visitors. The current proposed plan is to resolve the access issue at the narrow section and the turning area at the cul-de-sac on this road.
    • If vehicles are parking illegally within 6 metres of the intersection or 1 metre of the driveway, enforcement action needs to be taken.
    • Additionally, parked vehicles also discourage drivers from speeding as cars parked on either side of the road give drivers the impression of a narrow road, encouraging greater care when driving.
  • Suggestion to remove proposed broken yellow lines in front of 44 Stewart Gibson Place as the road is wider at this point. The road is wider at this point, however there is a need to keep this area free of obstructions so that drivers can enter the roundabout of the cul-de-sac at the correct approach angle, without having to drive on the central island.
  • Concern about lack of parking in front of house. Request to put the lines on the other side of the road. There will be alternative opportunities for parking vehicles nearby or on opposite side of the road.
  • Respondent requests to remove broken yellow lines in front of their house, as they do not have enough parking on site and the worst bit of the street will still have broken yellow lines along it. Parking will continue to be available along other nearby sections of the street.
  • Respondent agrees broken yellow lines are needed but there is not enough off street parking available and requests a section of the roundabout be converted into a parking bay/angled park. Physical works of this extent are not warranted for additional parking when compared to other safety projects awaiting for prioritisation and funding. We are only proposing to remove parking on one side of the narrow section of this road and parking will still be available for residents on the other side of the road.
  • Respondent advises they have difficulty leaving their drive because cars on the opposite side/non restricted side of the road, and if this proposal will resolve the issue. We expect the proposed broken yellow lines outside your property should improve access in and out of your driveway, even if the cars are parked on the opposite side, as no cars will be parked next to driveway.

Next steps

This work will happen before the end of July, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents prior to starting construction.