Proposal status: Feedback closed 15 November 2019, last updated 15 January 2020
Reference number: BYL-425
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In November 2019, we proposed Broken Yellow Lines parking restrictions along sections of Trent Street in Avondale.
This proposal responded to a request from residents regarding difficulty accessing Trent Street and Whakawhiti Loop due to cars parked on both sides of the street. By restricting parking along sections of the street, we expected this proposal to improve accessibility to the street, which narrows towards the Whakawhiti Loop end.
We have made minor changes to the design based on community feedback. The Broken Yellow Lines will now only cover the corners at the intersection of Trent Street and Blockhouse Bay Road, and the narrowest section of Trent street as it approaches Whakawhiti Loop. This amendment is anticipated to improve access and safety on the street while retaining as much residential parking as possible.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- Many respondents showed support for the proposal, noting the impact the amount of parked cars currently have on accessibility and visibility, and acknowledged that the proposal will improve safety. Thank you for the support. We hope that the new restrictions will improve accessibility and safety.
- Request to provide an allocated car park for residents nearby, or to restrict parking on Trent Street to residents only. We may in some cases prioritise parking in older heritage suburbs where most properties do not have off-street parking. As this does not apply here, we would not consider it appropriate to propose residential parking.
- Request for a “resident visitors only” sign. We cannot install this sign as it is not an approved sign. Parking for visitors is on a first come first served basis.
- Multiple suggestions to reduce the amount of restricted parking in the proposal, as parking is needed for residents. We have amended the plans to reduce the amount of Broken Yellow Lines in the proposal to address these concerns.
- Request to add Broken Yellow Lines to the currently unrestricted section on Trent Street, as this is where the main water line is in case of a fire. Parking is already prohibited within 5 metres of a fire hydrant so additional Broken Yellow Lines are not required.
- Suggestion for restricted parking inside Whakawhiti Loop as well. Whakawhiti Loop is a private road and therefore Auckland Transport does not control the parking on this road.
- Multiple suggestions to install angle parking down the left side of Trent Street, where there is an existing berm. Even if we were to remove this existing berm, there is not enough space for angle parking here.
- Suggestion to expand the road on the railway side to accommodate extra car parking. This would negatively impact the shared cycle/footpath running alongside the railway so we cannot consider this as an option.
- Suggestion to remove the derelict building to allow for additional angle parks. This building is located within the rail corridor and is therefore not under our control to remove.
- Request to fix the footpath down the left side of Trent Street, as it is not very pedestrian friendly. Trent Street is included within the footpath renewal programme for 2020/21. AT supports walking as a mode of transport, and our Regional Footpath Improvement Programme aims to improve the safety and access of existing pedestrian networks.
- Request for sign telling cyclists to slow down as they speed past pedestrians on the path. This request falls outside the aims of this proposal, but we will pass it onto relevant teams and consider it in future proposals.
These works are planned between January and July 2020, 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.