Consultation status: closed 27 January 2017. Feedback results available.
We are looking to add No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) on Thornbury Crescent in East Tamaki Heights.
Why changes are required
Vehicles parking on both sides of the road reduce accessibility to one car’s width and reduce visibility for vehicles travelling around the 90 degree bends.
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.
Responses to specific feedback
Extension of proposed broken yellow lines
As a residential area, on-street parking is an important community resource and minimising its loss while still providing a safe environment is a key consideration for all our proposals, and as such the extension of the proposed broken yellow lines would be considered excessive for resolving the exiting issues.
Removal of berm
While on-street parking is a community resource, it is Auckland Transport’s role to manage its use so that it does not create network issues. In residential areas such as Thornbury Crescent where parking is used almost exclusively by residents, removal of the berm to mitigate the parking loss is not warranted as it will require the relocation of services and significant civil works to implement while providing minimal network benefits.
Will the same restrictions be used on Carousel Crescent?
The location in question already has similar parking controls in operation.
What will happen with residents that currently use this on-street parking?
While we expect that there will be some relocation of existing parking demand, the road widths in the area are suitable to allow for parking on both sides while still allowing at least one lane of traffic, and with the area’s low speed environment this is considered to be acceptable operation.
We expect to introduce this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.