28 February 2017
Report no: TRS2017/2/93
Korokoro Road - Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions
Purpose of Report
1. The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s approval for the installation of No Stopping At All Times Restrictions in Korokoro Road as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report.
That the Subcommittee recommends that Council approves the installation of No Stopping At All Times Restrictions in Korokoro Road, Korokoro as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report.
2. Council received a request from a group of residents of Korokoro to improve road safety in the vicinity of 6 – 10 Korokoro Road.
3. The concern expressed is that parked vehicles on the north side of the street overhang into the carriageway forcing traffic to cross the centreline on the approach to a sharp/blind bend therefore causing a safety hazard.
4. The residents also note that as there are no existing footpaths in the area, at times people walk on the carriageway further compromising safety.
5. The installation of No Stopping At All Times Restrictions as proposed will ensure safe carriageway width for traffic to travel in both directions.
6. Council will also carry out minor widening of the carriageway at this location to improve pedestrian safety.
7. The options are:
i. To leave the area as it is without any restrictions and accept the safety hazard will remain or,
ii. To install the proposed improvements and reduce the safety hazard.
8. Consultation documents were delivered to the six directly affected properties from 6 to 16 Korokoro Road.
· No questionnaires were returned.
9. As this is considered a safety hazard, no further consultation has been undertaken.
10. At its meeting held on 3 April 2017, the Petone Community Board resolved the following:-
RESOLVED: Minute No. PCB 17202
“That the Petone Community Board requests that the Traffic Subcommittee:
(i) asks officers to report back on the engineering possibility of widening the relevant part of Korokoro Road; and
(ii) asks officers to undertake a speed limit report for Korokoro Road.”
11. These restrictions are made pursuant to the provisions of the Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2007 (Amended 20 November 2014).
12. These changes can be funded from Council’s 2016/2017 road markings budget.
13. 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 safety for the benefit of all road users. It does this in a way that is cost-effective because it utilises standard road markings.
Korokoro Road - Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions 17/357
Author: Sylvio Leal
Reviewed By: Zackary Moodie
Approved By: Lyle Earl
Traffic Assets Manager