Proposal status: Feedback closed 10 February 2021
Reference number: RTV-344
In January/February 2021, we proposed changes to improve parking turnover and short-term parking availability in Delta Avenue and Veronica Street, New Lynn. After reviewing all the feedback we received, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be implemented by July 2021.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- Requests for residential parking permits to be issued to residents of Delta Avenue.
We are not currently proposing a residential parking zone in this area, therefore we are not offering resident parking permits at this time.
- Suggestion for residents of Delta Avenue to get parking passes for their visitors so they are exempt to the restrictions.
Parking on Delta Avenue is operated at first come first serve basis and we cannot make exceptions for individuals to have priority over others. However, we do believe that P120 restriction will bring turnover to the spaces and will improve the availability of parking.
- Suggestion for the hours of the restrictions to be shortened to 9am-4pm.
We are proposing these restrictions to deter people from parking all day and shortened times would mean that people could still park all day if they moved their car once or twice. This would defeat the goal of these restrictions, which is to increase parking turnover in the area.
- Suggestion for P60 restrictions on Hugh Brown Drive to be changed to P120 as many people attending the church get ticketed for overstaying the hour.
We will investigate Hugh Brown Drive and will undertake some occupancy surveys to understand the parking demand. Recommendations will be made based on the outcome of those surveys. Unfortunately, we cannot include Hugh Brown Drive as part of this project.
- Concern that businesses in the area, such as an automotive repair business, require on-street parking as customers visit for more than 2 hours. Observation that both customers and staff of nearby businesses use the on-street parking.
Whilst we understand that parking on Veronica Street will be P120, we have left unrestricted parking on one side of Delta Avenue and the other side street that is nearby, which can be used for those who wish to stay longer in the area. We believe that there will be a good mix of parking restrictions once the proposed P120 goes in.
Broken Yellow Lines
- Suggestion for broken yellow lines to be installed on the residential side of Delta Avenue from Hugh Brown Drive to Binstead Avenue.
On-Street parking is a valuable asset that needs to be managed fairly and appropriately to ensure that the needs of the wider community are met. Delta Avenue and nearby streets experience high parking demand and therefore we feel that removing parking would decrease parking availability and increase parking demand in the area.
- Request for the 2 on-street parking spaces to the left of a business’s carpark to be removed, as parked cars are causing visibility issues for people leaving the car park.
Parking within 1m of a vehicle access point is illegal and anyone parked in violation of these rules may be subject to enforcement. Therefore, if vehicles are observed parking within 1m of the driveway, please phone our contact centre (09) 355 3553 with the vehicle details to request enforcement action. Once three infringements are issued at the location within 6 months, we will consider installing limit lines on both side of the driveway as a visual indicator to road users as to where they can park legally.
- Concern that people need to drive to and park in the area, as public transport is not available late at night when they finish work.
As we are not making all the spaces P120, there will be unrestricted space on one side of Delta Avenue and other side streets that can be used by those who wish to stay in the area longer.
- Concerns about cost of paid parking/cannot afford paid parking.
We are proposing time restricted parking that will be at free of cost and will operate on a first come first serve basis
- Belief that the parking is being used to its full potential as it is always full.
According to the Auckland Transport Parking Strategy, we are aiming to achieve a parking occupancy rate of 85% in streets, because if a street is fully occupied then vehicles will have to drive around looking for parking, which creates congestion and safety issues. This proposal aims to improve parking turnover and increase availability, with the aim of maintaining an 85% parking occupancy rate, because this ensures that spaces are well utilised while still having some availability.
We're proposing improvements in your area
Aucklanders have told us that moving around our city safely and easily is important to them. A review of the New Lynn town centre has shown that parking is not being used to its full potential so we are proposing some improvements and would like your feedback.
The changes we are proposing:
- Install P120 (two-hour) parking time restrictions opposite 36 to 60 Delta Avenue and along one side of Veronica Street, between Great North Road and Delta Avenue. The restrictions will be in place from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, and affect 43 on-street parking spaces.
P120 parking restrictions help improve parking turnover and short-term availability of parking for nearby businesses, residents and visitors to the area.
What happens next
- We’ll listen to 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.
New Lynn: 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 Delta Avenue and Veronica Street 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).