Proposal status: closed 10 August 2018
Reference number: BYL-303
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing new No stopping at all times parking restrictions (broken yellow lines) and signage at the intersection of South Titirangi Road and Arama Avenue, Titirangi.
Why the changes are needed
These changes are expected to improve efficiency and safety for vehicles pulling in and out of driveways. Vehicles parked along this intersection have been blocking visibility and forcing some road users to cross the centre line.
This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. A summary of this feedback and answers to community questions and concerns is below.
- Request for broken yellow lines to be extended further along South Titirangi Road.
While parked vehicles may reduce the traffic flow, these same parked vehicles tend to discourage drivers from speeding as cars parked on either side of the road give drivers the impression of a narrow road, encouraging greater care when driving. As a result, we believe that on street parking serves as an effective tool for maintaining acceptable speeds in the street.
- Concern that these changes will leave limited parking options for residents/guests, concern that there are already enough broken yellow lines in the area, concern about restricting the parking available to Tamariki Reserve. Feedback was also given regarding the crash history at this site and comments made that the broken yellow lines aren’t necessary here.
We appreciate the value that on street parking has, and aim to only remove it where it poses a safety or operational risk, and it is a safety issue when vehicles park at an intersection. Broken yellow lines are considered to standardise certain intersections where a significant issue has been identified. It’s also worth noting that parking close to an intersection is illegal and this is clearly outlined in the New Zealand (NZ) Road Code. All drivers are expected to be aware of the Road Code and may be subject to enforcement action if they park illegally. We believe that the parking opportunities on side streets are sufficient.
- Concern over where the lawnmower contractors for Tamariki Reserve will stop, concern that these changes would result in parents parking on Arama Avenue and therefore they will be forced to cross the road with young children, prams, play equipment etc.
As highlighted above, it is a safety issue when cars park close to an intersection and we only aim to remove parking where such risks are present. Auckland Council parks department were consulted with on this project and raised no concerns over the proposed parking changes, however we will monitor this area in terms of safety and pedestrian crossing activities.
- Concern that this could encourage drivers to park further up the hill heading North along South Titirangi Road along blind corners and potentially causing other drivers to cross into opposing traffic lanes as a result.
As highlighted above, it is a safety issue when cars park close to an intersection and we only aim to remove parking where such risks are present. It is also illegal to park close to an intersection as stated in the New Zealand (NZ) Road Code. We will continue monitoring the South Titirangi Road area for any safety issues (visibility and accessibility issues) caused by on street parking.
- Concern was also raised about trees obscuring the 40km (in school hours) sign on Atkinson Road towards the back entrance of GEIS and Captain Scott Road.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we have informed our maintenance team who will schedule a vegetation trim.
- Request for the pot holes on South Titirangi Road to be fixed.
Our maintenance team have been informed about the road surface condition along South Titirangi Road.
This work will happen in between now and June 2019, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.