Consultation status: closed 28 November 2017
Proposal reference: BYL-179
We are proposing to install broken yellow lines (no stopping restrictions at all times) on the south side of the bend on Felgrove Street, between 33 and 39 Felgrove Street.
Broken yellow lines will stop cars parking on the bend, which will make the road easier to manoeuvre and improve safety for vehicles travelling around the bend.
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.
- Requests for the broken yellow lines to be extended (to Thornlow Street, both sides of the road, from 23 to 47 Felgrove Street, to Lydford Place as well as along Farquar and Hepburn Roads, from the top of the street to Pakira Avenue). Allowing vehicles to park on the side of the road where it is safe to do so has a number of benefits that must be considered carefully before installing broken yellow lines. Provided there is sufficient road width (which in the case of Felgrove Street, there is) parked cars act to slow vehicles down as the road is effectively narrowed. If all parking were to be removed from Felgrove Street there would be a significant increase in vehicle speeds on the road. Parking is also considered to be a valuable resource for road users, and should be conserved where possible. The broken yellow lines extent as proposed increases visibility on the bend while preserving most of the benefits associated with allowing parked vehicles.
- Request for speed bumps to be installed along Felgrove Street. We will collect up-to-date speed data on Felgrove Street and score it against other locations on our speed calming prioritisation list. In the past, Felgrove Street has not scored highly enough to warrant speed humps, in part due to a larger percentage of heavy vehicles using the road which creates maintenance issues for the speed humps as well as noise and vibration problems.
- Request for additional works. If you would like your request to be considered by us for future development works, please provide feedback here.
We expect to introduce this work in the 2017/18 financial year, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.