Consultation status: closed 30 March 2017
We are seeking feedback on a proposal to extend the existing No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) along West Coast Road in Glen Eden.
Why the changes are needed
Vehicles parked on the road in this area lead to visibility issues for drivers exiting nearby driveways. Extending the current broken yellow lines will prevent parking in this area and increase safety.
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 extend the No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) even further. The proposed extent of No stopping at all times restrictions will provide adequate visibility for residents to exit driveways safely. There is a relatively high demand for parking in the area and on-street parking provides a valuable amenity to local residents and businesses. As a result, it is important that we remove the appropriate amount of parking spaces and not more than necessary.
- Request to move the white lane edge line back slightly, to near the intersection with Glengarry Road. The white edge line markings narrow the width of the traffic lane, which has the effect of discouraging drivers from speeding while encouraging greater care.
- Request to reduce the speed limit here. Please note, that permanent speed limit changes to less than 50 km/h can only be implemented if the design of the road constrains the average vehicle speed to within 5 km/h of the proposed speed limit. This means that the design of the road must result in vehicles travelling at 40-45 km/h on average before a permanent 40km/h speed limit could be implemented. Speed data from August 2016 shows that the average speed of vehicles on this section of the road is 55km/h. However, there have been no reported crashes related to speed at this location over the past five years. The best way to target the minority of drivers who are speeding is through police enforcement. We will raise this issue at our next meeting with the Police. If you notice common trends of speeding vehicles (such as the time of day or an individual vehicle), we suggest that you also contact the Police who may elect to carry out targeted enforcement in the area.
- Request for additional works including cycleways. This request is out of the scope of this proposal. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback here.
We expect to introduce this work before the end of June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.