Consultation status: closed 7 March 2017
We are proposing to make the following changes on The Parade in Bucklands Beach:
- Add a new pedestrian pathway on the seaward side of the road, separated from vehicle traffic by timber sleepers.
- Install new no stopping at all times restrictions on the landward (eastern) side of the road.
- Add new road markings.
- Install a new road sign.
Why the changes are required
The Howick Local Board wishes to improve pedestrian safety along the seaward side of The Parade by providing a pedestrian pathway in the vicinity of the rock seawall, where it is currently impossible for pedestrians to pass parked vehicles without walking on the road. This will be achieved by removing some car parking spaces on the landward side of the road to provide the space needed for a pathway on the seaward side of the road.
There will be new road markings added in order to retain the parking spaces on the seaward side of the road.
New no stopping at all times restrictions on the landward side are necessary as a result of the new road layout. This will result in the removal of 10-11 parking spaces, which is less than would be lost if parking were removed from the seaward side.
These restrictions will also improve visibility for residents exiting their driveways.