Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: BYL-577
In July 2022 we proposed changes to improve accessibility for buses and emergency service vehicles and safety for all road users on Kelwyn Road in Kelston. These changes were in response to requests from the community. After reviewing all the feedback, 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 November 2022.
Thank you for adding your voice to this proposal. Your local knowledge has helped us make this decision for your neighbourhood.
This proposal was supported by the community. In their feedback respondents mentioned that it is currently dangerous when cars are parked on both sides of the road and that this proposal will help to make this area safe. We received one suggestion and have responded to it below.
- Suggestion to install broken yellow lines on the other side of Kelwyn Road instead as there are more properties and have been more car accidents on that side.
The main aim of this project is to improve access for buses and emergency service vehicles. However, we also aim to improve safety. When vehicles are parked on the inside curve, it is harder for people to see around the corner as they are driving down Kelwyn Road. Painting broken yellow lines on the inside curve will prevent vehicles from blocking the view of oncoming drivers. This will improve the overall safety at this location.
We're proposing improvements in your area
In response to requests from the community, we are proposing to paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times lines) between 3 and 13 Kelwyn Road to improve accessibility for buses and emergency service vehicles.
We are proposing to:
- Paint broken yellow lines between 3 and 13 Kelwyn Road. This would remove approximately 10 on-street parking spaces.
Residents have raised concerns about access issues along the bend on Kelwyn Road. When cars are parked on both sides of the road, the road is reduced to a single lane. This creates a pinch point that is difficult to navigate for buses and emergency service vehicles.
Painting broken yellow lines will help to keep the road clear and improve access for large vehicles by limiting parking to just the outer side of the bend. These parking restrictions may be inconvenient, but they will improve safety and access for everyone on the road.
What happens next
- We’ll consider 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.
Kelston: 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 [insert road] 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).