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Auckland Transport

Maioro St, New Windsor - No stopping at all times

Consultation status: closed 6 February 2017

We are proposing:

  • New ‘No Stopping At All Times’ restrictions to extend on both sides of Maioro Street between New Windsor Road and Cordelia Place.
  • The removal of the existing clearway signs on both sides of the road on Maioro Street.

Why the changes are required

We observed that on-street parking during non-peak periods creates congestion as Maioro Street has high traffic volumes due to connection to south western motorway. Traffic is likely to increase also once the Waterview connection is completed.

Download the consultation drawing for Maioro Street (PDF 906KB).

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your 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 and proposed solution

  • Suggestion that traffic is not heavy outside of peak hours hence there would be no need for the new broken yellow lines. It has been observed that there has been an increase in off-peak traffic volumes on Maioro Street due to the connection to south western motorway. We also believe traffic is likely to increase once the Waterview connection is completed. Extending the length or time restrictions for clearways would not appropriately resolve the issues due to the on-going congestion outside of the clearway hours.
  • Concern that without parked cars speeding would worsen and make it difficult for drivers to exit driveways and increase the number of accidents in the area. The removal of parking will greatly improve visibility of oncoming traffic when waiting to exit driveways. The improved visibility will enable drivers to find a gap between oncoming traffic and safely access the road. It is also to our knowledge there have been no reported crashes related to speeding on Maioro Street in the past five years (2012-2016).
  • Suggestion to have measures to address speeding installed in the area. Maioro Street is an Arterial Route, which is primarily designed to accommodate high traffic volumes of all forms and to facilitate movement between key destinations. Physical speed calming measures, such as speed humps, would affect the capacity and level of service on this route, causing discomfort for passengers, and it would result in on-going maintenance costs due to the high stress undergone by the speed humps. For these reasons we would avoid installing speed humps or other similar speed calming treatments on arterial roads. We will however request the Police to monitor the road for speeding. 
  • Suggestion that on-street parking is needed. We do understand that on-street parking is a great asset for residents and businesses with limited off-street parking on their properties. However, parking restrictions are required to accommodate the large volumes of traffic using the road and ease congestion. In turn, this significantly improves the arterial route's ability to serve the community as a whole.
  • Concern that the proposal being installed at this location would reduce the value of properties in the area. We do understand the concerns raised however, in this case, the need to accommodate large traffic volumes and to ease congestion is greater than the potential effect to the value of properties.
  • Request for additional works including further No stopping at all times restrictions on other roads, new signage and changes to lane layout. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback or report a problem here.

Next stage

We expect to introduce this work by 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.