14 December 2016
Report no: TRS2017/1/40
Marine Parade, Eastbourne - Proposed Bollards (Copy to: Eastbourne Community Board)
Purpose of Report
1.†††††††† The purpose of this report is to seek Councilís approval to prohibit vehicular through traffic in Marine Parade South between Hinau St and Kauri St by the installation of Bollards and appropriate signage.
That the Subcommittee recommends that Council prohibits vehicular through traffic in Marine Parade South between Hinau St and Kauri St by the installation of Bollards and appropriate signage; attached as Appendix 1 to the report.
2.†††††††† Council has been requested by the residents of Marine Parade South, Eastbourne between Kauri Street and Hinau Street to install bollards in the narrow section of Marine Parade South, Eastbourne between Kauri and Hinau Street to prevent vehicular through traffic.
3.†††††††† The residents are concerned for the safety of walkers and cyclists as well as themselves when exiting their driveways onto this narrow section of Marine Parade South, Eastbourne.
4.†† Installing bollards will prohibit vehicular through traffic while still allowing residents vehicular access to their properties.
5.†† Reducing the number of vehicles using this section of road will improve safety for walkers and cyclists using it as a Promenade.
6.†† This treatment is consistent with other northern and southern sections of Marine Parade South, Eastbourne which also function as a Promenade.
7.†††††††† The options are:
a.†† To leave the area as it is and accept the safety risk will remain or,
b.†† To proceed with the installation of bollards preventing vehicular thorough traffic while still providing access to residents.
8.†††††††† The directly affected residents of the †††††††††† section of Marine Parade South, Eastbourne between Hinau St and Kauri St all support the proposal as follows:
a.†††††††† 233 Marine Parade South
b.†††††††† 235 Marine Parade South
c.†††††††† 34 Kauri St
d.†††††††† 31 & 29 Hinau St
9.†††††††† No further consultation has been undertaken as it is considered a safety improvement that is consistent with other northern and southern sections of Marine Parade South, Eastbourne.
10.†††††† At its meeting on 7 February 2017, the Eastbourne Community Board endorsed the recommendation contained in the report.
11.†††††† This restriction is made pursuant to the provisions of the Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2007 (Amended 20 November 2014). Under clause 2.2(c) (ii) of the Traffic Bylaw. Council may by resolution prohibit or restrict left turns, right turns or through movements;
12.†††††† The appropriate public and private agencies will be advised of the closure of Marine Parade South to vehicular through traffic between Hinau St and Kauri St.
13.†††††† These changes can be funded for Councilís 2016/2017 minor safety budget.
14.†††††† In making this recommendation, officers have given careful consideration to the purpose of local government in section 10 of the Local Government Act 2002. Officers believe that this recommendation falls within the purpose of the local government in that it improves road safety for the benefit of all road users. It does this in a way that is cost-effective because it utilises standard road infrastructure.
Marine Parade - Proposed Bollards 16/1414
Author: Zackary Moodie
Reviewed By: Sylvio Leal
Approved By: John Gloag
Divisional Manager, Road and Traffic