Consultation status: closed 4 October 2017
Proposal reference: BYL-173
Auckland Transport are proposing to install broken yellow lines along the southern side of Arapito Road, between the driveways of property numbers 47 and 49 Arapito Road, and on the curve of the road adjacent with 33 Arapito Road.
Why the changes are needed
Parked cars on the bend in the road are causing visibility issues for drivers. The installation of broken yellow lines will improve safety, as drivers will no longer be required to drive on the wrong side of the road and the removal of parking from these areas will also improve accessibility for residents entering and exiting their driveways.
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
The proposal received positive 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 and proposed solution
- Suggestion that on-street parking is needed by local residents. It is the responsibility of the tenant to ensure that they have sufficient off-street parking to meet their needs. Auckland Transport would not advise relying on on-street paring as this is a public asset and can be subject to change.
- Statement that there is no issue as the traffic flow is very low given the location and type of road. Cars parked on the curve cause visibility issues regardless of traffic volume and the broken yellow lines will help prevent these incidents in the future.
- Request to extend the broken yellow lines to in front of properties numbers 25 and 29 and to property number 51. AT acknowledges that on-street parking can be a valuable resource, therefore, its removal is only carried out where a significant safety or accessibility issue had been identified. We strive to finding the right balance between safety and parking demand.
- Request for a ‘No Exit’ sign for Arapito Road. This request is outside of the scope of this project. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback on our website.
We expect to introduce this work in the 2017/2018 financial year, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will notify all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.