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Duncan Ave, Te Atatu South - Broken Yellow Lines Duncan Ave, Te Atatu South - Broken Yellow Lines

Consultation status: closed 16 March 2018

Proposal reference: BYL-224

Installation of broken yellow lines on both sides of Duncan Avenue approaching the chicanes and around the bends of the intersection into McLeod Road. 

View the consultation drawing for Duncan Avenue (PDF 722KB) 

This proposal responds to local requests to address cars parking near the chicanes on Duncan Avenue which block driver visibility. These changes are aimed at reducing the risk of a head on collision between vehicles.

Feedback

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.

Specific feedback

  • Concerns that cars parked on both sides of the bend on Duncan Avenue are causing driver visibility and vehicle accessibility issues and requests to install further parking restrictions on one side of the bend to address those concerns. We've also received requests to extend the proposed parking restrictions further along Duncan Avenue. Auckland Transport considers a street to be narrow if it is less than 6.5 metres wide. Duncan Avenue is approximately 6.9 metres wide throughout and therefore allows for two metres of parallel parking on each side of the road while still allowing 2.5 metres for a through lane for drivers. This is also meets the minimum access requirements for emergency services and other large vehicles. Parked vehicles can also make the road appear narrow to drivers and can encourage slower speeds, which generally improves road safety. On-street parking is an asset to residents and we aim to keep the extent of parking removal of any project to a minimum.
  • Requests for additional works including replacement of chicanes with alternative speed calming measures. This request is out of scope for this proposal which focuses on installing parking restrictions to improve driver visibility and accessibility on Duncan Avenue. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please fill in a feedback form or report a problem to be fixed.

Next Steps

We expect to introduce this work between July 2018 and June 2019, subject to further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will notify all affected residents prior to construction work.