Auckland Transport

Kay Drive, Blockhouse Bay - no stopping at all times restriction

Consultation status: closed 25 November 2016

We are seeking feedback on a proposal to extend the current No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) along Kay Drive. This will remove one bus parking space near the roundabout with Heaphy Street.

Why changes are required

The current bus parking setup sees two buses parked outside Auckland Intermediate College near the Heaphy Street intersection. 

When a second bus is parked, the visibility between vehicles using the roundabout on Kay Drive and vehicles moving west along Heaphy Street is reduced. Vehicles have been seen driving on the wrong side of the road to get around a parked bus, which increases the chance of a collision.

More than one parked bus also makes it harder for drivers to see oncoming traffic and pedestrians (mostly school students) waiting to cross Kay Drive.

The proposed parking restriction will improve access and visibility for drivers on Kay Drive and also provide a safer environment for pedestrians. 

View the proposed changes to Kay Drive (PDF 439KB)

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your feedback.

The proposal received positive feedback with request for additional No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines). 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

Request that the No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) be extended all the way to meet the existing broken yellow lines on Kay Drive and along the whole school side of Kay Drive. There is often congestion at both ends of Kay Drive and there needs to be adequate space to accommodate on-street parking for a single school bus.

As there is a high demand for a school bus, residential and school related (pick-up/drop-off) on-street parking in the area, we are unable to justify making any further changes to the parking restrictions at this stage. 

Whilst parked vehicles may create some congestion, these parked vehicles tend to discourage drivers from speeding. It is already illegal to park within six metres of an intersection unless road markings or signage specify otherwise. If the problem persists, please contact parking enforcement on (09) 355 3553.

Next stage

We expect to introduce this work by end of June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.