Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: BYL-579
We advised you that these works were scheduled to be constructed in December 2022. We apologise for the delay as we needed to prioritise projects with higher safety risks.
This project is now scheduled to be completed by the end of May 2023.
In August 2022, we proposed changes to improve road safety along Atkinson Road in Titirangi by painting broken yellow lines between 4 Atkinson Road and the bus stop near the intersection of Norman Road and Atkinson Road.
After reviewing all your feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed.
These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We anticipate the works to start in December 2022.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge.
While the consultation did not receive much feedback, most people who submitted feedback supported the proposal with some recommendations. Here is a summary of the additional comments and queries we received, and our responses to them:
Broken Yellow Line Extension
- Request to have the broken lines extended near the intersection of Atkinson Road and Captain Scott Road.
We install broken yellow lines to address issues like traffic flow and road safety. Our site observations showed that there are sufficient broken yellow lines installed at this intersection to enhance safety on the road and increase visibility for motorists.
- Request to extend broken yellow lines to the other side of the road.
We have proposed the broken yellow lines in a way that retains as much on-street parking as possible, while still ensuring that access is not blocked for travelling vehicles. Retaining parking on one side of the road gives drivers the impression of a narrower road, which encourages them to take better care and travel at slower speeds.
However, we will continuously monitor the situation and take further action if necessary.
Location of Proposal
- Concern that the proposal will be a waste of budget as cars do not park on the proposed area.
Our Vision Zero approach is to make our network safer by painting broken yellow lines on roads that require more attention. We identified that this sharp bend needed improvements, so motorists have clear visibility. We want to make sure that we prioritise safety on proposals like this, so all vehicles, especially larger ones like buses, emergency services and rubbish trucks, will have clearer sight when approaching the road.
- Suggestion to install the broken yellow lines around 8 Atkinson Road.
Our site observation showed that there is low to medium parking demand in this area. We usually install broken yellow lines to address safety and traffic flow issues. This area requires immediate attention as it is a sharp bend that can cause visibility issues to motorists.
We're proposing improvements in your area
We are proposing to improve road safety along Atkinson Road in Titirangi by painting broken yellow lines between 4 Atkinson Road and the bus stop near the intersection of Norman Road and Atkinson Road.
We are proposing to:
- Paint 76m of broken yellow lines between 4 Atkinson Road and the bus stop near the intersection of Atkinson Road and Norman Road, where 12 parking spaces will be removed.
These changes have been requested by some residents who raised concerns about vehicles parking on both sides of the road. When people park on both sides, Atkinson Road becomes a single lane road, making it more difficult and unsafe to drive down.
The proposed broken yellow lines will help keep the road clear so all vehicles, especially larger vehicles such as buses, emergency services, and rubbish trucks, will have easy access down the road.
If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it freepost using the address details on the form.
What happens next
- We’ll consider all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward.
- We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this webpage.
- We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.
Titirangi: Safe with us
Auckland Transport cares for your safety. We want to make our roads safe for everyone, people walking and cycling, especially for our kids and senior citizens and people driving. Projects like this one around Atkinson Road are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety over other measures (like minor time saving).