Auckland Transport

Universal Drive, Henderson - no stopping at all times restriction

Consultation status: closed 25 November

We are seeking feedback on a proposal to add No Stopping at All Times restrictions (broken yellow lines) near the Universal Drive roundabout in Henderson.

When cars are parked near the roundabout at the intersection of Universal Drive, Don Buck Road and Swanson Road, drivers can not use the left-hand lane to enter the roundabout. This causes significant queues to build up along Universal Drive during peak hours. 

The broken yellow lines will help ease this congestion and improve the capacity of this road. 

Download the consultation drawing for Universal Drive (PDF 341KB)

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your feedback.

The proposal received positive 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

  • Request to add broken yellow lines along the eastbound carriage of Universal Drive too. The addition of broken yellow lines (BYLs) along the eastbound carriageway of Universal Drive is not considered necessary as this section of roadway is designed to be a single lane.
  • Question regarding the removal of parking. The parking restriction has been extended past the bus-stop towards the property at 9 Universal Drive. This is proposed to improve bus manoeuvrability and is in accordance with Auckland Transport Code Of Practice (ATCOP) standards.
  • Suggestion to redesign the planting to prevent vehicles from creeping onto the roundabout. The proposed parking restriction will improve accessibility into the roundabout and this should mitigate the issue of vehicles encroaching the grassed central median.

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.