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Traffic Subcommittee

 

 

18 February 2020

 

 

 

Order Paper for the meeting to be held in the

Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt,

on:

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 25 February 2020 commencing at 2.00pm

 

 

 

 

Membership

 

Cr L Sutton (Chair)

Cr J Briggs

Cr K Brown

Cr B Dyer (Deputy Chair)

Cr A Mitchell

Cr N Shaw

 

 

 

Cr D Hislop (Alternate)

Deputy Mayor Lewis (Alternate)

Cr S Rasheed (Alternate)

 

 

 

 

 

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Have your say

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TRAFFIC SUBCOMMITTEE
Membership:	6
Alternates:	3
Quorum:	Half of the members
Meeting Cycle:	The Traffic Subcommittee will meet on an eight weekly basis or as required.
Reports to:	Council

PURPOSE

The Traffic Subcommittee has primary responsibility for considering and making recommendations to Council on traffic matters and considering any traffic matters referred to it by Council.

For the avoidance of doubt, “traffic” includes parking, and excludes temporary road closures under clause 11(e) of the Tenth Schedule of the LGA 1974 and the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965.

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE:

The Traffic Subcommittee will have authority to:

1.0            Do all things necessary to hear, consider and make recommendations to Council on any traffic related matter.

 

1.1           Regulate its own processes and proceedings to achieve its purpose and objective.

 

1.2           Provide options for the consideration of Council.

 

The Chair will have authority to refer any traffic matter to:

 

1.2.1         A Community Board; or

1.2.2         The Community and Environment Committee; or

1.2.3         Council.

 

DELEGATED AUTHORITY:

The Traffic Subcommittee will have delegated authority to carry out activities within its terms of reference.

 

    


HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

Traffic Subcommittee

 

Meeting to be held in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt on

 Tuesday 25 February 2020 commencing at 2.00pm.

 

ORDER PAPER

 

Public Business

 

1.       APOLOGIES 

          Cr Shaw.

2.       PUBLIC COMMENT

Generally up to 30 minutes is set aside for public comment (three minutes per speaker on items appearing on the agenda). Speakers may be asked questions on the matters they raise.       

3.       CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have        

4.       Recommendations to Council - 24 March 2020

i)       Bus Stop Modifications and Associated No Stopping at All Times Restrictions - Multiple Locations (20/101)

Report No. TSC2020/2/36 by the Traffic Engineer - Network Operations 8

Chair’s Recommendation:

“That the recommendations contained in the report be endorsed.”

 

ii)      Waione Street - Proposed P120 and P30 Parking Restrictions (19/1062)

Report No. TSC2020/2/20 by the Traffic Engineer                                   45

Chair’s Recommendation:

“That the recommendation contained in the report be endorsed.”

 

iii)     Dowse Drive - Proposed No Stopping At All Times Parking Restrictions (19/1093)

Report No. TSC2020/2/21 by the Traffic Engineer                                   49

Chair’s Recommendation:

“That the recommendation contained in the report be endorsed.”

 

iv)     Trafalgar Street - Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions (19/1207)

Report No. TSC2020/2/22 by the Traffic Engineer                                   53

Chair’s Recommendation:

“That the recommendation contained in the report be endorsed.”

 

v)      Page Grove - Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions (19/1261)

Report No. TSC2020/2/23 by the Traffic Engineer                                   57

Chair’s Recommendation:

That the recommendation contained in the report be endorsed.”

 

vi)     Hutt Road - Proposed P120 Parking Restrictions (19/1263)

Report No. TSC2020/2/33 by the Traffic Engineer                                   61

Chair’s Recommendation:

That the recommendations contained in the report be endorsed.”

 

vii)    Miromiro Road - Proposed Flush Median and No Stopping At All Times Restrictions (19/1283)

Report No. TSC2020/2/34 by the Traffic Engineer                                   65

Chair’s Recommendation:

That the recommendation contained in the report be endorsed.”

 

viii)   Sydney Street - Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions (19/1284)

Report No. TSC2020/2/24 by the Traffic Engineer                                   75

Chair’s Recommendation:

That the recommendation contained in the report be endorsed.”

 

ix)     Cheviot Road - Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions (19/1270)

Report No. TSC2020/2/25 by the Traffic Engineer                                   79

Chair’s Recommendation:

That the recommendation contained in the report be endorsed.”

 

x)      Martin Grove Extension – Proposed No Stopping at All Times Restrictions (19/1366)

Report No. TSC2020/2/26 by the Traffic Engineer                                   83

Chair’s Recommendation:

That the recommendation contained in the report be endorsed.”

 

xi)     Cressy Street - Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions (20/34)

Report No. TSC2020/2/27 by the Traffic Engineer                                   91

Chair’s Recommendation:

That the recommendation contained in the report be endorsed.”

 

xii)    Martha Turnell Crescent - No Stopping At All Times Restrictions (20/89)

Report No. TSC2020/2/35 by the Traffic Engineer                                   95

Chair’s Recommendation:

That the recommendation contained in the report be endorsed.”

5.       QUESTIONS

With reference to section 32 of Standing Orders, before putting a question a member shall endeavour to obtain the information. Questions shall be concise and in writing and handed to the Chair prior to the commencement of the meeting.   

 

 

Rosie Bowman

COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATOR

            


                                                                                      20                                                    25 February 2020

  Traffic Subcommittee

05 February 2020

 

 

 

File: (20/101)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/2/36

 

Bus Stop Modifications and Associated No Stopping at All Times Restrictions - Multiple Locations

 

Purpose of Report

1.     The purpose of this report is to seek the Council’s approval for:

a.    The extension to the length, or relocation of a number of existing bus stops within the Hutt City road network.

b.    The installation of No Stopping At All Time restrictions before and after the extended or relocated bus stops to provide sufficient entry and exit tapers.

Recommendations

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council:

(i)    approves the following bus stop extensions and associated No Stopping At All Times restrictions:

(a)   Dowse Drive (outside #274-276) - Bus Stop #8064:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper)             restriction as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction          as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report;

(b)   Poto Road (outside #69-71) – Bus Stop #8066:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 2 attached to the report; and

(bb)  install 8 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper)  restriction as shown in Appendix 2 attached to the report;

(c)   Poto Road (between #25-27)  and Pokohiwi Road - Bus Stop #8068:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 3 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 3 attached to the report;

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 3 attached to the report; and

(dd)   install 18 metres of No Stopping At All Times restriction at the intersection of Pokohiwi Road as shown in Appendix 3 attached to the report;

(d)   Pokohiwi Road (outside #42-44) – Bus Stop #8069:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 4 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 4 attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 4 attached to the report;

(e)   Pekanga Road (near #35) – Bus Stop #8070:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 5 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 5 attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 5 attached to the report;

(f)    Pekanga Road (outside #7-9) – Bus Stop #8071:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 6 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 6 attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 6 attached to the report;

(g)   Knights Road (outside #112-118) – Bus Stop #8163:

(aa)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 7 attached to the report; and

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 7 attached to the report;

(h)   Knights Road (outside #146-148) – Bus Stop #8164:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 8 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 8 attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 8 attached to the report;

(i)    Waiwhetu Road (outside #368-370) – Bus Stop #8270:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 9 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 9 attached to the report;

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 9 attached to the report; and

(dd)   install an additional 31 metres of No StoppingAt All Times restriction in a northerly direction from the driveway of 12 Naenae Road as shown in Appendix 9 attached to the report;

(j)      Eastern Hutt Road (outside Taita College) – Bus Stop #8298:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 10 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 10 attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 10 attached to the report;

(k)     Holborn Drive (outside #140-142) – Bus Stop #8309:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 11 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 11 attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 11 attached to this report;

(l)      Horoeka Street (outside #93-95) – Bus Stop #8326:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 12 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 12 attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 12 attached to the report;

(m)    Miromiro Road (outside#185) – Bus Stop #9065:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 13 attached to the report; and

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 13 attached to the report;:

(n)     Pokohiwi Road (outside #1) – Bus Stop #9068:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 14 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 14 attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 14 attached to the report;

(o)     Pokohiwi Road (outside #29) - Bus Stop #9069:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 15 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 15 attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 15 attached to the report;

(p)     Pekanga Road (outside # 10) – Bus Stop #9071:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 16 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 16 attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 16 attached to the report;

(q)     High Street (outside #805) – Bus Stop #9226:

(aa)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 17 attached to the report; and

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 17 attached to the report;

(r)      Naenae Road (outside #44-51) – Bus Stop #9271:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 18 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 18 attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 18 attached to the report;

(s)      Eastern Hutt Road (outside #4) – Bus Stop #9298:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 19 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 19attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 19 attached to the report;

(t)      Holborn Drive (outside#99) – Bus Stop #9308:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 20 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 20 attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 20 attached to the report;

(u)     Holborn Drive (outside #133-135) – Bus Stop #9309:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 21 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 21 attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 21 attached to the report;

(v)     Holborn Drive (near #189) – Bus Stop #9312:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 22 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 22 attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 22 attached to the report;

(w)    Horoeka Street (outside #100) – Bus Stop #9326:

(aa)   extend the existing marked bus stop to 15.0 metres (4.0m addition) as shown in Appendix 23 attached to the report;

(bb)   install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 23 attached to the report; and

(cc)    install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 23 attached to the report;

(ii)   recinds the following bus stop Taita Drive (opposite #2 Curton Crescent) – Bus Stop #9234 as shown in Appendix 24 attached to the report; and

(iii)  approves the following bus stop relocations and associated No Stopping At All Times restrictions Taita Drive (opposite #1020) – Bus Stop #9234 – relocation:

(a)     install a 15.0 metre marked bus stop as shown in Appendix 24    attached to the report;

(b)     install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (entry taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 24 attached to the report; and

(c)     install 9 metres of No Stopping At All Times (exit taper) restriction as shown in Appendix 24 attached to the report.

For the reasons the proposed restrictions would reduce the risk of vehicle conflict at the listed on-road bus stop locations; improve visibility and safety for the benefit of all road users; promote compliance with the NZTA’s draft  Guidelines for Public Transport Infrastructure and Facilities; and meet the requirements as set out in Council’s Traffic Bylaw 2017.

 

Background

2.     In 2014, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) provided an interim consultation document on ‘Guidelines for Public Transport Infrastructure and Facilities’. The intention of the guidelines is to encourage best practice, with the aim of improving the effectiveness of public transport across New Zealand, and in time replacing all existing local/regional/city public transport infrastructure and facility guidance.

3.     In mid-2018, the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) awarded new public transport (bus) contracts under the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM). The new contracts in part looked to provide new, modern, more environmentally friendly buses with improved customer accessibility.
As a result, the modernised bus fleet includes both double-decker, and longer wheelbase (length) buses.

4.    Existing bus stop infrastructure has not kept up with changes in existing bus fleets. While new buses are designed to be fully accessible for customers, this is only achievable when the bus can position itself parallel to the kerb, allowing customers step-free access to the bus. This is particularly critical for customers with mobility aids, as well as prams or wheeled luggage, where having to step out onto the roadway and then up into the bus is a significant barrier to access. 
NZTA Guidelines provide the following guidance in relation to kerbside bus stops.

5.     The NZTA’s core principles underlining its guidelines are those of Accessibility, Safety, Affordability and Operational Efficiency. The proposals contained within this report meet the core principals as follows;

a)  Accessibility: the vehicle aligns close and parallel with the stop platform.’

b)  Safety: providing infrastructure that is safe to use’

c)  Affordability: improved public transport infrastructure and facilities will unlock economic, social and environmental benefits’

d) Operational Efficiency: efficiency should include the movement of vehicles, loading of vehicles……’,

6.     The proposed changes to bus stops contained within this report have been identified by GWRC and Hutt City Officers as not meeting the core principles of the ‘Guidelines for Public Transport Infrastructure and Facilities (draft). The main deficiencies relate to,’

a)  insufficient bus stop length

b)  lack of required road markings (as a result of increased bus stop length); and

c)  lack of parking restrictions (no stopping) on either side of the bus stop to promote better kerb alignment

These result in buses being unable to access stops safely, increasing the risk to multiple road users through damage to buses and property due to striking poles and verandas, as well as disadvantaging bus users boarding and alighting from services.

Discussion

7.     The proposed changes will align bus stops within Hutt City’s Network with the NZTA “Guidelines for Public Transport Infrastructure and Facilities”.

8.     The proposed bus stop layout changes will ensure that:

a)  the road markings (bus box) will be of sufficient length to accommodate both existing and planned buses operating on the network,’

b)  ‘no stopping’ restrictions will allow buses to align correctly with the kerb allowing improved access/egress and safety for passengers; and

c)  ‘no stopping’ restrictions will improve the efficient running of the network by minimising the potential for buses to block traffic lanes due to poor alignment to the kerb.

9.     Some on-street parking will be affected (removed) as a result of the proposed changes. The effect on parking is shown on each individual aerial map contained within the appendices.

Options

10.     The options are to:

a)  do nothing, leaving the bus stops as they are, accepting that bus and passenger accessibility issues will continue to occur; or

b)  make the proposed changes to ensure that the listed bus stops meet the ‘guidelines’ as set down by NZTA, promoting Accessibility, Safety, Affordability and Operational Efficiency, promoting Public Transport, while aligning the on road infrastructure with Council’s Transport Activity Management Plan 2018 – 28.

Consultation

11.      Consultation was undertaken by Greater Wellington Regional Council, and ran from 9 October to 22 October 2019

(a)     Dowse Drive (outside #274-276) - Bus Stop #8064:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 270, 272, 274, 1/276, and 2/276 Dowse Drive.

(ii)     One submission was received indicating their support for the proposal.

(b)     Poto Road (outside #69-71) – Bus Stop #8066:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 62, 65, 67, 69 and 71 Poto Road.

(ii)     One submission was received, indicating opposition to the proposed changes. The submitter stated they would like the broken yellow lines shortened by one metre to allow additional space to improve entry and egress from a driveway. An initial response quoted the national guidelines, explaining there would be little value in reducing the restrictions, but through continued dialogue it was agreed that the restriction would be reduced to 8m to assist with the safety aspect of entry and egress from the driveway, and that this would not adversely affect the operation of the bus stop.

(c)   Poto Road (between #25-27) - Bus Stop #8068:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 25, 27, 30 and 32 Poto Rd.

(ii)     No submissions were received.

(d)   Pokohiwi Road (outside #42-44) – Bus Stop #8069:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 39, 39A, 41, 42, 44, 46 Pokohiwi Road.

(ii)     One submission was received indicating their support for the proposal.

(e)   Pekanga Road (near #35) – Bus Stop #8070:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 31, 31A, 33A, 33B, and 35 Pekanga Road.

(ii)     No submissions were received.

(f)    Pekanga Road (outside #7-9) – Bus Stop #8071:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 5, 7 and 9 Pekanga Road.

(ii)     No submissions were received.

(g)   Knights Road (outside #112-118) – Bus Stop #8163:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 110, 112 and 118 Knights Rd.

(ii)     Two submissions were received from properties consulted, both opposing the proposed changes due to the loss of on street parking on Knights Road.

(h)   Knights Road (outside #146-148) – Bus Stop #8164:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 144, 146, 148 and 150 Knights Rd.

(ii)     No submissions were received from the properties consulted at this stop.

(i)    Waiwhetu Road (outside #368-370) – Bus Stop #8270:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 366A, 366B, 368, 370 Waiwhetu Road, and 12A, 12B and 14 Naenae Road. 

(ii)     No submissions were received from the properties consulted at this stop.

(j)    Eastern Hutt Road (outside Taita College) – Bus Stop #8298:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being Taita College, as well as an email sent to the school administration address.

(ii)     No submission was received from Taita College via post or email.

(k)   Holborn Drive (outside #140-142) – Bus Stop #8309:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 136, 138, 140 and 142 Holborn Drive.

(ii)     No submissions were received.

(l)    Horoeka Street (outside #93-95) – Bus Stop #8326:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 93, 95, 97 and 98 Horoeka Street.

(ii)     No submissions were received.

(m)  Miromiro Road (outside#185) – Bus Stop #9065:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 183 and 185 Miromiro Road.

(ii)     One submission was received indicating support for the proposed changes.

(n)   Pokohiwi Road (outside #1) – Bus Stop #9068:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 1 and 3 Pokohiwi Road.

(ii)     No submissions were received.

(o)   Pokohiwi Road (outside #29) - Bus Stop #9069:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 25, 27, 29, 31 and 33 Pokohiwi Road.

(ii)     One submission was received indicating support for the proposed changes.  A response was provided to the submitter thanking them for their submission.

(p)   Pekanga Road (outside # 10) – Bus Stop #9071

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 9, 10, 10A and 12 Pekanga Road.

(ii)     Two submissions were received from the properties consulted at this stop.  Both opposed to the proposal due to the loss of on-street parking.

(q)   High Street (outside #805) – Bus Stop #9226:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 803, 805, 805A, and 811 High Street.

(ii)     One submission was received indicating support of the proposal.

(r)   Naenae Road (outside #44-51) – Bus Stop #9271

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 47, 49, 51 and 53 Naenae Road.

(ii)     One submission was received indicating support for the proposal.

(s)   Eastern Hutt Road (outside #4) – Bus Stop #9298:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 1 and 3 Eldon Grove, and to Taita College at 184 Eastern Hutt Road. The letterboxes for 4 and 5 Eldon Grove could not be located.

(ii)     No responses to the questionnaires were returned.

(iii)    Due to no responses being received, an email with a copy of the consultation letter was also sent to Taita College with an extension of the consultation closing date. No response was received.

(t)    Holborn Drive (outside#99) – Bus Stop #9308:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 99, 101, 103, 112 and 114 Holborn Drive.

(ii)     Two submissions were received both supporting the proposal.

(u)   Holborn Drive (outside #133-135) – Bus Stop #9309:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 131, 133, 135, and 137 Holborn Drive.

(ii)     Two submissions were received, both indicating their support for the proposed changes. Responses were provided to the residents acknowledging their input and informing them that the proposal would likely go to council for approval early in 2020. One submission from 135 Holborn Drive had included specific detail, referencing a pre-existing agreement made with HCC and the resident regarding their vehicle and his ability to park in the widened driveway entrance, as the current bus stop does not allow him on-street parking.

(v)            Holborn Drive (near #189) – Bus Stop #9312:

(i)      Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 189 Holborn Drive.

(ii)     No submissions were received.

(w)  Horoeka Street (outside #100) – Bus Stop #9326:

 (i)     Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 96, 97, 98, 100, 102, and 102A Horoeka Street.

(ii)     One submission was received opposing the proposal due to the loss of on-street. The submitter suggested that the bus stop be relocated further up the street. A response to the resident provided the rationale for the extension and location of the bus stop, and a reason against relocation as it would be less safe than the existing position.

 

(ii)   Taita Drive (opposite #1020) – Bus Stop #9234:

(a)     Consultation documentation was delivered to the directly affected properties being 1020 and 1022 Taita Crescent, 2 Churton Crescent, and Taita Cricket Club.

(b)     No submissions were received from the properties consulted at this stop.

Legal Considerations

12.  These restrictions are made pursuant to the provisions of Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2017.

Financial Considerations

13.  These changes can be funded from Council’s 2019/2020 Road Marking Budget.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 Dowse Dr (#274-276)

21

2

Appendix 2 Poto Road (#69-71)

22

3

Appendix 3 Poto Road (#25-27)

23

4

Appendix 4 Pokohiwi Road (#42-44)

24

5

Appendix 5 Pekanga Road (Near #35)

25

6

Appendix 6 Pekanga Road (#7-9)

26

7

Appendix 7 Knights Road (#112-118)

27

8

Appendix 8 Knights Road (#146-148)

28

9

Appendix 9 Waiwhetu Rd (#368-370)

29

10

Appendix 10 Eastern Hutt Road (Taita College)

30

11

Appendix 11 Holborn Drive (#140-142)

31

12

Appendix 12 Horoeka Street (#93-95)

32

13

Appendix 13 Miromiro Road (#185)

33

14

Appendix 14 Pokohiwi Road (#1)

34

15

Appendix 15 Pokohiwi Road (#29)

35

16

Appendix 16 Pekanga Road (#10)

36

17

Appendix 17 High Street (#805)

37

18

Appendix 18 Naenae Rd (#44-51)

38

19

Appendix 19 Eastern Hutt Road (#4)

39

20

Appendix 20 Holborn Drive (#99)

40

21

Appendix 21 Holborn Drive (#133-135)

41

22

Appendix 22 Holborn Drive (near #189)

42

23

Appendix 23 Horoeka Street (#100)

43

24

Appendix 24 Taita Drive (near Churton Cres)

44

    

 

Author: Charles Agate

Traffic Engineer - Network Operations

 

 

Reviewed By: Marian Radu

Senior Traffic Engineer

 

 

Approved By: Damon Simmons

Traffic Asset Manager

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 Dowse Dr (#274-276)

 


Attachment 2

Appendix 2 Poto Road (#69-71)

 


Attachment 3

Appendix 3 Poto Road (#25-27)

 


Attachment 4

Appendix 4 Pokohiwi Road (#42-44)

 


Attachment 5

Appendix 5 Pekanga Road (Near #35)

 


Attachment 6

Appendix 6 Pekanga Road (#7-9)

 


Attachment 7

Appendix 7 Knights Road (#112-118)

 


Attachment 8

Appendix 8 Knights Road (#146-148)

 


Attachment 9

Appendix 9 Waiwhetu Rd (#368-370)

 


Attachment 10

Appendix 10 Eastern Hutt Road (Taita College)

 


Attachment 11

Appendix 11 Holborn Drive (#140-142)

 


Attachment 12

Appendix 12 Horoeka Street (#93-95)

 


Attachment 13

Appendix 13 Miromiro Road (#185)

 


Attachment 14

Appendix 14 Pokohiwi Road (#1)

 


Attachment 15

Appendix 15 Pokohiwi Road (#29)

 


Attachment 16

Appendix 16 Pekanga Road (#10)

 


Attachment 17

Appendix 17 High Street (#805)

 


Attachment 18

Appendix 18 Naenae Rd (#44-51)

 


Attachment 19

Appendix 19 Eastern Hutt Road (#4)

 


Attachment 20

Appendix 20 Holborn Drive (#99)

 


Attachment 21

Appendix 21 Holborn Drive (#133-135)

 


Attachment 22

Appendix 22 Holborn Drive (near #189)

 


Attachment 23

Appendix 23 Horoeka Street (#100)

 


Attachment 24

Appendix 24 Taita Drive (near Churton Cres)

 


                                                                                      47                                                    25 February 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

06 January 2020

 

 

 

File: (19/1062)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/2/20

 

Waione Street - Proposed P120 and P30 Parking Restrictions

 

Purpose of Report

1.        The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s approval for the installation of P30 and P120 parking restrictions on Waione Street, as shown attached as Appendix 1 to the report.

Recommendation

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council approves the installation of P30 and P120 parking restrictions on Waione Street, as shown attached as Appendix 1 to the report.

 

For the reasons the proposed restrictions would improve parking availability on the street for the benefit of the local businesses and their customers; support Council’s Parking Policy 2017; and are supported by the property owner and the immediately affected businesses.

 

Background

2.    Council received a request from a local business to improve short-term parking availability on Waione Street by installing P120 parking restrictions over currently unrestricted parking spaces outside their premises at 22 Waione Street.

3.    Waione Street is an Arterial Road in a highly industrial area in Petone.

4.    The concern expressed is that the vehicles parked on the unrestricted spaces all day reduce parking availability for customers.

 

5.    There are three businesses currently operating from 22 Waione Street.

6.    Council installed P30 parking restrictions in front of Ripe Coffee Company in 2007 to improve short-term parking availability.

Discussion

7.    The proposed P120 time restrictions and extended P30 parking restrictions would discourage long term parking and promote a higher turnover of parking spaces on Waione Street and improve the availability of short-term car parks for local business customers.

8.    The installation of the proposed white parking bay markings would more clearly demark the on-street parking spaces, discouraging inefficient parking of vehicles on the street from reducing the number of available car parks.

9.    The proposal is in keeping with Council’s Parking Policy 2017, which places a high priority in ‘Shop and Trade’ areas, where short-term parking for shoppers takes precedence in order to contribute to the performance of businesses in the area.

10. The proposal is supported by the property owner and the immediately affected businesses; Safeworx and Ripe Coffee Company.

Options

11.  The options are:

(a)   to leave the area as it is without any restrictions and accept the current level of service for parking availability; or

(b)   improve the parking availability level of service by installing P120 parking restrictions and extending the existing P30 parking restrictions to allow customers find parking during the week; or

(c)   install parking restrictions over some greater or lesser extent within the street.

12.  Officers recommend option (b) as it is expected to increase the likelihood of finding short-term parking on the street, further encouraging customer turnover and consequently the growth of local businesses.

Consultation

13.  A petition was sent to the occupants of 22 Waione Street who are directly affected by the proposed changes.

14.  Three signatures (100%) were received (from the property owner, Safeworx, and Ripe Coffee Company) in support of the changes.

15.  At its meeting on 17 February 2020, the Petone Community Board resolved to endorse the recommendation contained in the officer’s report.

 

Legal Considerations

16.  These restrictions are made pursuant to the provisions of the Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2017.

Financial Considerations

17.  These changes can be funded from Council’s 2019/2020 road markings budget.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 Waione St P120 Restrictions G36.2019

48

    

Author: Threesa Malki

Traffic Engineer

 

 

Reviewed By: Marian Radu

Senior Traffic Engineer

 

 

Approved By: Damon Simmons

Traffic Asset Manager

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 Waione St P120 Restrictions G36.2019

 


                                                                                      51                                                    25 February 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

07 January 2020

 

 

 

File: (19/1093)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/2/21

 

Dowse Drive - Proposed No Stopping At All Times Parking 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 on Dowse Drive, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report. 

Recommendation

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council approves the installation of No Stopping At All Times Restrictions on Dowse Drive, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report.

For the reasons the proposed restrictions would improve the safety within the street for the benefit of all road users; would promote compliance with the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004; support Council’s Parking Policy 2017 and are supported by all the local residents who responded to the consultation documents.

 

Background

2.    Council received a request from a local resident to improve safety along the bend of Dowse Drive by installing No Stopping At All Times Restrictions between #97-105 Dowse Drive.

3.    The concern expressed is that the corner is dangerous and vehicles parked along the bend narrow the roadway reducing it down to a single lane, obstruct drivers’ visibility, and force traffic to cross the centreline causing a safety hazard.

4.    Dowse Drive is a Secondary Collector Road which provides access to the Maungaraki hills as well as a major bus route.

5.    Officers investigated the issue and confirmed the visibility and the safety hazard.

Discussion

6.    The proposal involves the installation of No Stopping At All Times Restrictions between #97-105 Dowse Drive.

7.    The proposed restrictions would prevent vehicles from parking along the bend and ensure that sight distances and manoeuvring space is maintained for the residents exiting their driveways.

8.    Moreover, these restrictions would improve road safety and ensure the full carriageway width is available for motorists, reducing the risk of vehicle conflict.

Options

9.    The options are:

a)    to leave the area as it is and accept the current level of service for road safety; or

b)    to improve the road safety level by installing No Stopping At All Times Restrictions as shown in Appendix 1 to prevent parked vehicles obstructing sight distance and manoeuvring space; or

c)    to install No Stopping At All Times Restrictions over some greater or lesser extent to improve road safety.

10.  Officer recommends option b) as it expected to increase road safety and prevent obstructions to sight lines.

Consultation

11.  Consultation documents were delivered to eight directly affected residences at Nos. 97A-B, 99A-B, 101, 103A-B, and 105 Dowse Dr.

12.  Two questionnaires and verbal support from one resident were received, all in favour of the proposal.

Legal Considerations

13.  These restrictions are made pursuant to the provisions of the Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2017.

Financial Considerations

14.  These changes can be funded from Council’s 2019/2020 road markings budget.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 Dowse Drive No Stopping At All Times Restrictions G34.2019

52

    

Author: Threesa Malki

Traffic Engineer

 

 

Reviewed By: Marian Radu

Senior Traffic Engineer

 

 

Approved By: John Gloag

Head of Transport

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 Dowse Drive No Stopping At All Times Restrictions G34.2019

 


                                                                                      55                                                    25 February 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

07 January 2020

 

 

 

File: (19/1207)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/2/22

 

Trafalgar Street - Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions

 

Purpose of Report

1.    The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s approval for the installation of P15 and P120 Other Times parking restrictions over three currently unrestricted parking spaces near Waterloo Kindergarten on Trafalgar Street, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 1 to the report.

Recommendation

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council approves the installation of P15 8.30-9.30am and 2.00-3.30pm Monday-Friday During School Term and P120 Other Times parking restrictions on Trafalgar Street, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report.

For the reasons, the proposed restrictions would improve accessibility and parking availability within the street for the benefit of all road users; would support Council’s Parking Policy 2017; and are supported by majority of the local residents who chose to respond to the consultation documents.

 

Background

2.    Council received a request from two parents of Waterloo Kindergarten to improve accessibility and parking availability on Trafalgar Street by installing time-restricted parking.

3.    The issue had also been raised in a previous Waterloo Kindergarten Committee Meeting.

4.    Trafalgar Street is a Secondary Collector in a mainly residential area in Waterloo in close proximity to the Waterloo Station.

5.    The concern expressed is that parking spaces are often fully occupied by commuters, making parking less accessible to parents dropping off and picking up kids at the kindergarten and play centre.

Discussion

6.    The proposal involves establishing a more definitive parking area on Trafalgar Street in front of Waterloo Kindergarten by installing P15 and P120 Other Times parking restrictions over three currently unrestricted parking spaces.

7.    The proposed P15 parking restrictions would discourage long term parking by commuters and promote a higher turnover of parking spaces on Trafalgar Street during peak times, improving safety and availability of short term car parks for parents picking up and dropping off kids.

8.    The proposed P120 Other Times parking restrictions would provide an opportunity for parents and visitors of the kindergarten and play centre to find a convenient park outside of peak times.

9.    The P120 Other Times restrictions only apply between 8am and 6pm, allowing vehicles to be parked overnight if needed, meeting parking requirements of surrounding residents.

10.  The installation of proposed white road marking would more clearly demark the on-street parking spaces, discouraging uneven parking of vehicles on the street from reducing the number of available car parks.

11.  The proposal is in keeping with the Council’s Parking Policy 2017 which places a high priority on short term parking in ‘Work and Learn’ areas, while still providing parking for employees, residents, visitors, and commuters to some extent.

Options

12.  The options are:

a)    to leave the area as it is without any restrictions and accept the current level of service for parking availability; or

b)    improve the parking availability level of service by installing P15 8.30-9.30am and 2.00-3.30pm Monday-Friday During School Term and P120 Other Times parking restrictions over three currently unrestricted parking spaces on Trafalgar Street (as shown in Appendix 1), to improve parking turnover during drop off/pick up hours; or

c)    install parking restrictions over some greater or lesser extent within the street.

13.  Officers recommend option b) as this would improve short-term parking availability during busy drop off/ pick up times, while still maintaining adequate unrestricted parking for other users outside those periods.

Consultation

14.  Consultation documents were delivered to eight directly-affected residences and businesses at nos 22 and 24 Collingwood Street and nos 98-102 and 104 Trafalgar Street.

15.  Five questionnaires were returned, four in favour and one opposing to the P15 and P120 parking restrictions.

16.  One supporter of the P15 restrictions objected to P120 Other Times restrictions.

17.  Comments from the partially supporting and the opposing residents noted the availability of ample P120 parking on Collingwood St, and the inconvenience caused to staff in finding long term parking due to P120 Other Times restrictions. It was also noted that only three P15 spaces will not be sufficient.

Officer’s response:

-     Concerns that are being addressed are safety and accessibility. Collingwood Street parks are relatively far and are also used by parents of Waterloo School during peak times.

-     Additionally, Waterloo Kindergarten hosts holiday programmes and the P120 Other Times will ensure parking availability during school holidays as they will be applicable between 8am-6pm.

-     Limiting the P15 restrictions to three spaces will provide a safe drop off pick up area for parents while leaving ample parking spaces for residents, visitors, and commuters.

-     The newly opened Waterloo Metlink Park & Ride facility with 160 additional car parks is also expected to relieve parking pressure on neighbouring streets.

Legal Considerations

18.  These restrictions are made pursuant to the provisions of the Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2017.

Financial Considerations

19.  These changes can be funded from Council’s 2019/2020 road markings budget.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 Trafalgar St Parking Restrictions G40.2019

56

 

Author: Threesa Malki

Traffic Engineer

 

 

Reviewed By: Marian Radu

Senior Traffic Engineer

 

 

Approved By: Damon Simmons

Traffic Asset Manager

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 Trafalgar St Parking Restrictions G40.2019

 


                                                                                      59                                                    25 February 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

08 January 2020

 

 

 

File: (19/1261)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/2/23

 

Page Grove - 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 on Page Grove, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report. 

Recommendation

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council approves the installation of No Stopping At All Times Restrictions on Page Grove, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report.

For the reasons, the proposed restrictions would improve the safety and accessibility within the street for the benefit of all road users; would promote compliance with the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004; support Council’s Parking Policy 2017; are supported by the businesses on Page Grove.

 

Background

2.    Council received a request from the building owner of no.22 Eastern Hutt Road to remove the five remaining car parks on the southern side of Page Grove after the extension of their vehicle crossing in 2017.

3.    The concern expressed is that the existing car parks limit accessibility and two directional movement for large trucks.

4.    Page Grove is an access road off Eastern Hutt Road in Taita with a road width of approximately 9m.

5.    Council removed two car parks in front of no.1 Page Grove in 2015 to facilitate the movement of B-trains accessing no.22’s vehicle crossing at the time.

6.    The businesses operating at no.22 Eastern Hutt Road are Fish Wharf Distributors Ltd., Expol Wellington Regional Branch, and Fencescape.

Discussion

7.    The proposal involves the installation of No Stopping At All Times Restrictions on the frontage of no.22 Eastern Hutt Road on Page Grove, connecting the existing Broken Yellow Lines.

8.    The proposal will result in the removal of five car parks on Page Grove.

9.    Recent changes to the property include a new staff car park with close to 30 car parks that could compensate for the lost on-street parks.

10.  Page Grove is in a ‘Make, Grow and Move’ area where the on-street space is important to enable effective movement of goods in and out according to the Council Parking Policy 2017.

Options

11.  The options are:

a)    to leave the area as it is and accept the current level of service for road safety; or

b)    to improve the road safety level and accessibility by installing No Stopping At All Times Restrictions as shown in Appendix 1.

12.  Officer recommends option b) as it expected to ensure easy access to trucks and aid in the businesses’ day to day operations.

Consultation

13.  A petition was submitted by the owner of no.22 Eastern Hutt Road with the signatures of neighbouring businesses at nos 3 and 5 Page Grove and 32 Eastern Hutt Road supporting the proposed changes.

Legal Considerations

14.  These restrictions are made pursuant to the provisions of the Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2017.

Financial Considerations

15.  These changes can be funded from Council’s 2019/2020 road markings budget.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 Page Grove BYLs G48.2019

60

 

Author: Threesa Malki

Traffic Engineer

 

Reviewed By: Marian Radu

Senior Traffic Engineer

 

Approved By: John Gloag

Head of Transport  


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 Page Grove BYLs G48.2019

 


                                                                                      63                                                    25 February 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

08 January 2020

 

 

 

File: (19/1263)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/2/33

 

Hutt Road - Proposed P120 Parking Restrictions

 

Purpose of Report

1.    The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s approval for the installation of P120 parking restrictions on Hutt Road, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report.

Recommendations

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council:

(i)    approves the removal (rescinding) of the existing P15 parking restrictions on Hutt Road, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report; and

(ii)   approves the installation of P120 parking restrictions on Hutt Road, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report.

For the reasons, the proposed restrictions would improve parking availability on the street for the benefit of the local businesses and their customers; support Council’s Parking Policy 2017; and are supported by the immediately affected businesses.

 

Background

2.    Council received a request from Grant Maycroft; Managing Director of DGM Business Group Ltd and property owner of no.441 Hutt Road, to increase the existing time limit for the parking restrictions in front of their property from 15 minutes to 120 minutes. The current restriction applies to three on street car parking spaces.

3.   Council installed the existing P15 Parking Restrictions in 2014 after a request from the same property owner to install short term parking outside no.441 Hutt Road which housed a motorcycle dealership as a tenant at that time. The motorcycle dealership has now moved on from the building.

4.   Current businesses operating out of no.441 Hutt Road are DGM Business Group Ltd and Zambrero New Zealand which have frequent visitors who require parking in excess of 15 minutes duration.

Discussion

5.   This section of Hutt Road has a very small number of time restricted parking and the majority of the commercial businesses in the vicinity have limited off-street parking.

6.   Without time restricted parking it is likely that the majority of the on road parking would be occupied by local employees, reducing the availability of parking for surrounding business customers.

7.    The proposed increase of the time restrictions from P15 to P120 as requested would discourage long term parking and promote a higher turnover of parking spaces on Hutt Road.

8.    The proposal is in keeping with Council’s Parking Policy 2017, which places a higher priority on short term parking in ‘Shop and Trade’ areas in order to contribute to the performance of businesses in the area.

9.    In order to install the proposed P120 parking restrictions it is necessary for Council to first rescind the existing P15 parking restrictions.

Options

10.  The options are:

a)    retain the existing P15 parking restrictions and accept the current level of service for parking availability; or

b)    rescind the existing P15 parking restriction and install the proposed P120 parking restrictions over three on street parking spaces to better suit the current needs of customers to the adjacent businesses; or

c)    install some lesser or greater parking time restriction; and/or

d)    install parking restrictions over some greater or lesser extent within the street.

11. Officers recommend option b) as it suits the current needs of customers to the adjacent businesses and is supported by those businesses.

Consultation

12.  A letter was submitted in support of the P120 parking restrictions signed by:

 

·    DGM Business Group Ltd at no.441 Hutt Road

·    Capital Refinishing Ltd at no.443 Hutt Road

·    Rex Industrial Equipment Ltd at no.439 Hutt Road

Legal Considerations

13.  These restrictions are made pursuant to the provisions of the Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2017.

Financial Considerations

14.  These changes can be funded from Council’s 2019/2020 road markings budget.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1: Hutt Rd P120 Restrictions - G47.2019

64

 

 

Author: Threesa Malki

Traffic Engineer

 

 

Reviewed By: Marian Radu

Senior Traffic Engineer

 

 

Approved By: Damon Simmons

Traffic Asset Manager

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1: Hutt Rd P120 Restrictions - G47.2019

 


                                                                                      67                                                    25 February 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

08 January 2020

 

 

 

File: (19/1283)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/2/34

 

Miromiro Road - Proposed Flush Median and 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 a Flush Median and No Stopping At All Times Restrictions on Miromiro Road, as shown in Appendix 1, 2 and 3 attached to this report. 

Recommendation

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council approves the installation of the Flush Median and No Stopping At All Times Restrictions on Miromiro Road, as shown in Appendix 1, 2 and 3 attached to the report.

For the reasons, the proposed restrictions would improve the safety within the street for the benefit of all road users would promote compliance with the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004; support Council’s Parking Policy 2017; and are supported by the majority of the residents who responded to the consultation documents.

 

Background

2.    Council received two requests; one from a local resident and another from two commuters, on two separate occasions, to improve road safety on and around two sharp bends on Miromiro Road.

3.    The concern expressed regarding the bend shown in Appendix 2 is that a high percentage of vehicles speed around this blind corner which results in drifting making the residents at this bend feel unsafe while creating a safety hazard for all road users.

4.    The concern expressed regarding the bend in Appendix 3 is that motorists are forced to cross the centreline to pass vehicles parked closer to this blind corner which is dangerous as they would be suddenly put in the way of oncoming traffic.

Discussion

5.    Miromiro Road is a secondary collector road in Normandale with the most recent Average Daily Traffic count being 1489 vehicles per day in October 2015.

6.    A Crash History Report for Miromiro Road for the last 20 years indicates 12 reported accidents on the section of the road between numbers 24 and 66; five minor and seven non-injuries in terms of severity.

7.    Inappropriate speeds while entering curves and motorists losing control can be seen as a recurring crash factor along with limited visibility due to the bend. Other crash factors relate to road conditions (slippery due to rain), driver conditions (inexperienced, distracted by passengers etc.), and vehicle conditions (worn tread on tyre). The Crash History Report is attached as Appendix 4 to the report.

8.    The proposal involves the installation of No Stopping At All Times Restrictions between nos 35-69 and nos 46-62 Miromiro Road, along with a Flush Median at the bend at no.38 Miromiro Road.

9.    The No Stopping At All Times restrictions would improve road safety and ensure the full carriageway width is available for motorists, reducing the risk of vehicle conflict when passing parked cars.

10.  The Flush Median would affect motorists’ perception of the road and help visually narrow the carriageway leading to reduced speeds at the bend.

Options

11.  The options are:

a)    to leave the area as it is and accept the current level of service for road safety; or

b)    to improve the road safety level by installing the Flush Median and No Stopping At All Times Restrictions as shown in Appendix 1; or

c)    to install restrictions over some greater or lesser extent of the road to improve road safety.

12.  Officers recommend option b) as it expected to increase road safety and address the issues at these two blind corners.

Consultation

13.  Consultation documents for the proposed Flush Median and No Stopping At All Times Restrictions as shown in Appendix 2 were delivered to 20 immediately affected residences at numbers 28, 30, 34-35, 38-40, 42, 49, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 71, and 82 in September 2019.

a)    Out of the 20 consulted, eight questionnaires were returned, all in support of the proposed changes.

b)    Incorporating feedback from one of the residents, the No Stopping At All Times Restrictions near no.35 Miromiro Road have been extended further downhill for approximately 13m as motorists passing vehicles parked here would have little opportunity to get back in their lane before the blind corner.

14.  Consultation documents for the proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions as shown in Appendix 3 were delivered to 18 immediately affected residences at nos 46, 48, 52, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66, 66A, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 83, 85, and 95 in December 2019.

a)    Out of the 18 consulted, 8 questionnaires were returned; seven in support and one objecting to the proposed changes.

Legal Considerations

15.  These restrictions are made pursuant to the provisions of the Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2017.

Financial Considerations

16.  These changes can be funded from Council’s 2019/2020 road markings budget.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 Miromiro Road Proposed Flush Median and No Stopping At All Times Restrictions - Combined Plans

68

2

Appendix 2 Miromiro Rd Proposed Flushed Median and No Stopping At All Times Restrictions - Plan

69

3

Appendix 3 Miromiro Rd Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions - Plan

70

4

Appendix 4 Miromiro Rd Crash History Report 2000-2020

71

    

Author: Threesa Malki

Traffic Engineer

 

 

Reviewed By: Marian Radu

Senior Traffic Engineer

 

 

Approved By: Damon Simmons

Traffic Asset Manager

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 Miromiro Road Proposed Flush Median and No Stopping At All Times Restrictions - Combined Plans

 


Attachment 2

Appendix 2 Miromiro Rd Proposed Flushed Median and No Stopping At All Times Restrictions - Plan

 


Attachment 3

Appendix 3 Miromiro Rd Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions - Plan

 


Attachment 4

Appendix 4 Miromiro Rd Crash History Report 2000-2020

 


                                                                                      77                                                    25 February 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

06 January 2020

 

 

 

File: (19/1284)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/2/24

 

Sydney Street - 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 on Sydney Street, as shown attached as Appendix 1 to the report. 

Recommendation

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council approves the installation of No Stopping At All Times Restrictions on Sydney Street, as shown attached as Appendix 1 to the report.

For the reasons the proposed restrictions would improve the safety within the street for the benefit of all road users; would promote compliance with the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004; and support Council’s Parking Policy 2017.

 

Background

2.    Council received a request from the business at 73 Sydney Street to extend the existing No Stopping At All Times Restrictions in front of 75 Sydney Street.

3.    The concern expressed is that vehicles parked after the Broken Yellow Lines and in front of the existing utility pole close to the northern end of 73 Sydney Street obstruct access to the company carparks and prevent vehicles from exiting the premises safely.

4.    Further concerns were expressed on calling Council Parking Services each time a vehicle is parked at this location, which is frequent.

5.    The space between the existing restrictions and the vehicle access of no.73 is 4m.

6.    Council installed the existing No Stopping At All Times restrictions from the northern corner of Sydney Street to the then new parking area of number 75 in 2010.

Discussion

7.    The existing 4m space between numbers 73 and 75 Sydney Street is not sufficient for a vehicle to be parked without obstructing access to number 73 Sydney Street.

8.    Parking at this location is illegal under the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 as a vehicle parked alongside any part of a kerb crossing provided for a driveway or within 1m of the prolongation of the side of a driveway must be regarded as obstructing entry or exit.

9.    The proposal involves the extension of existing No Stopping At All Times Restrictions 4m southwest towards 73 Sydney Street preventing vehicles being parked illegally and reducing accessibility.

Options

10.  The options are:

(a)   to leave the area as it is and accept the current level of service for road safety; or

(b)   to improve the road safety level by installing No Stopping At All Times Restrictions as shown in Appendix 1 to prevent parked vehicles obstructing access.

11.  Officer recommends option (b) as it expected to improve accessibility into the carpark of number 73 and prevent vehicles from being illegally parked resulting in frequent complaints and infringement notices.

Consultation

12.  This report seeks to meet compliance with the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 by installing the associated road markings; therefore there has been no direct consultation.

13.  At its meeting on 17 February 2020, the Petone Community Board resolved to endorse the recommendation contained in the officer’s report and requested that officers be asked to consider cycle parks in the future.

Legal Considerations

14.  These restrictions are made pursuant to the provisions of the Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2017.

Financial Considerations

15.  These changes can be funded from Council’s 2019/2020 road markings budget.

 

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1: Sydney Street No Stopping At All Times Restrictions - G49.2019

78

    

 

Author: Threesa Malki

Traffic Engineer

 

 

Reviewed By: Marian Radu

Senior Traffic Engineer

 

 

Approved By: John Gloag

Head of Transport

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1: Sydney Street No Stopping At All Times Restrictions - G49.2019

 


                                                                                      81                                                    25 February 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

06 January 2020

 

 

 

File: (19/1270)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/2/25

 

Cheviot 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 on Cheviot Road, as shown attached as Appendix 1 to the report. 

Recommendations

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council approves the installation of No Stopping At All Times Restrictions on Cheviot Road, as shown attached as Appendix 1 to the report.

For the reasons the proposed restrictions would improve the safety within the street for the benefit of all road users; would promote compliance with the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004; support Council’s Parking Policy 2017; and are supported by majority of the local residents who responded to the consultation documents.

 

Background

2.    Council received a request from Lowry Bay Residents’ Association (LBRA) to improve traffic safety and flow at and near the intersection of Cheviot Road and Marine Drive as a part of the Lowry Bay Traffic Study 2019.

3.    Council’s Traffic Engineer Network Operations met with a representative of LBRA to investigate the matter and confirmed the congestion and safety issue at the lower portion of Cheviot Road.

4.    The concern expressed is that cars parked on both sides of the lower portion of Cheviot Road result in congestion at the intersection and vehicles crossing the centreline to get past parked vehicles pose a safety hazard for all road users.

5.    A check on New Zealand Transport Agency’s Crash Analysis System for the last 10 years has shown no reported crashed at this section on Cheviot Road.

6.    As LBRA’s committee meeting held on Monday 29 July 2019, it was moved and carried that the Committee endorses Council’s recommendations.

Discussion

7.    Cheviot Road is approximately 7m wide on the north-eastern approach to the intersection. This is close to the minimum carriageway width required for two way travel.

8.    Vehicles parked close to the intersection on both sides of the road effectively reduce the carriageway width to around 3m, sufficient for one way movement leading to congestion.

9.    The proposed broken yellow lines would prevent vehicles parking within the manoeuvring space of the intersection.

10.  This proposal will result in the removal of three parking spaces.

Options

11.  The options are:

(a)     to leave the area as it is and accept the current level of service for road safety; or

(b)     to improve the road safety level by installing No Stopping At All Times Restrictions as shown in Appendix 1 to prevent parked vehicles reducing manoeuvring space; or

(c)     to install No Stopping At All Times Restrictions over some greater or lesser extent to improve road safety.

12.  Officer recommends option (b) as it expected to increase road safety and prevent obstructions to sight lines.

Consultation

13.  Consultation documents were delivered to 14 directly affected residences at numbers 1A-B, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8-10, 12-14, 16 and 18 Cheviot Road.

14.  Eight questionnaires were returned, seven in favour of and one objecting to the proposal.

15.  The objecting views can be summarised as below.

Residents at no.3 strongly object to the yellow lines across the front of their property. Resident’s father who suffers from severe Parkinson’s disease requires 24/7 home care which involves five carers doing shift work around the clock and a minimum of one carer’s car parked on the driveway at all times. This results in family vehicles being parked across the driveway during visits. A wheelchair van occupies the garage and getting the van out also requires the carers shuffling vehicles onto the road. Proposed restrictions would create difficulties in managing the father’s disease and make vehicles shuffle a long way up the street and compete with other cars trying to park uphill due to new restrictions.

16.  Officers’ response:

As a result of the consultation the proposal has been amended. Broken Yellow Lines across the driveways of no.3 and no.5 have been removed. Broken Yellow Lines across the rest of the frontage of no.3 will remain in order to achieve the objective.

Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions are necessary to help prevent drivers from crossing the centreline in close proximity to the intersection.

The safety of road users in this instance is more important than the inconvenience caused by the removal of parking spaces.

17.  The Eastbourne Community Board will consider the recommendation at its meeting on 18 February 2020 and the resolution will be tabled at the Traffic Subcommittee meeting on 25 February 2020.

Legal Considerations

18.  These restrictions are made pursuant to the provisions of the Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2017.

Financial Considerations

19.  These changes can be funded from Council’s 2019/2020 road markings budget.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 Cheviot Rd No Stopping At All Times Restrictions G45.2019

82

    

Author: Threesa Malki

Traffic Engineer

 

 

Reviewed By: Marian Radu

Senior Traffic Engineer

 

 

Approved By: John Gloag

Head of Transport

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 Cheviot Rd No Stopping At All Times Restrictions G45.2019

 


                                                                                      85                                                    25 February 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

07 January 2020

 

 

 

File: (19/1366)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/2/26

 

Martin Grove Extension – 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 on Martin Grove Extension, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report.

Recommendation

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council approves the installation of No Stopping at All Times restrictions on Martin Grove Extension, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report.

For the reasons the proposed restrictions would reduce the risk of vehicle conflict on this section of Martin Grove Extension;  improve visibility and safety within the street for the benefit of all road users; promote compliance with the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004; and support Council’s Parking Policy 2017.

 

Background

2.    In early 2019, Normandale School requested help to manage an increasing number of parents driving and parking on Martin Grove Extension. At its July 2019 meeting, the Traffic Subcommittee approved the installation of No Stopping At All Times restrictions and marking of five parking spaces on the section of Martin Grove Extension above the school gate (as shown in Appendix 2 attached to this report). The school was keen to retain the five parking spaces if possible, due to demand from parents. 

3.    Before these changes were made, parents parked with their wheels up on the footpath, blocking the footpath and posing a risk to children walking.

4.    A designated pick up/ drop off zone was also introduced as shown on Appendix 3 along with the restrictions mentioned in paragraph 2.

5.    Following the introduction of the new markings, the Principal has asked for the parking spaces to be removed, due to the crash risks associated with the narrow width of the drive, and the inability of drivers to see approaching vehicles on bends.

6.    Martin Grove Extension is a Parks and Recreation asset. The proposed changes have been discussed with Parks and Recreation staff, who are in agreement.

Discussion

7.    The proposal involves:

On Martin Grove Extension, the removal of five parking bays, and installation of No Stopping At All Times restrictions (broken yellow lines).

Options

8.    The options are:

a)    to leave Martin Grove Extension as is, with marked parking spaces, and accept the risk that there may be conflicts or crashes between vehicles due to restricted visibility around bends and insufficient width for vehicles to pass easily. Also there may be a risk to children’s safety if parents park in a way that obstructs the footpath.

b)    to remove the five parking bays and install No Stopping At All Times restrictions.

9.    Officers recommend options b), which will reduce potential conflicts between vehicles on Martin Grove Extension, and remove the risk of parked cars obstructing the footpath.

Consultation

10.  No residents are affected by the proposal.

11.  Plans have been approved by the management of Normandale School, and by the Reserves Asset Manager of Parks and Recreation.

Legal Considerations

12.  These restrictions are made pursuant to the provisions of Hutt city Council Traffic Bylaw 2017.

Financial Considerations

13.  These changes can be funded from Council’s 2019/20 road markings budget.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 Martin Grove Extension No Stopping At All Times Restrictions G56.2019

87

2

Appendix 2 Normandale School G24.2019 - Approved road marking and signage - July 2019

88

3

Appendix 3 Normandale School G24.2019 - Approved pick up/ drop off zone - July 2019

89

    

 

Author: Threesa Malki

Traffic Engineer

 

 

Reviewed By: Marian Radu

Senior Traffic Engineer

 

 

Approved By: Damon Simmons

Traffic Asset Manager

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 Martin Grove Extension No Stopping At All Times Restrictions G56.2019

 


Attachment 2

Appendix 2 Normandale School G24.2019 - Approved road marking and signage - July 2019

 


Attachment 3

Appendix 3 Normandale School G24.2019 - Approved pick up/ drop off zone - July 2019

 


                                                                                      93                                                    25 February 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

23 January 2020

 

 

 

File: (20/34)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/2/27

 

Cressy Street - Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions

 

Purpose of Report

1.    The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s approval for the installation of P15, 7.30-9.00am and 3.30-5.30pm Monday-Friday parking restrictions over four new parking spaces on Cressy Street as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 1 to the report.

Recommendation

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council approves the installation of P15, 7.30-9.00am and 3.30-5.30pm Monday-Friday parking restrictions on Cressy Street, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report.

For the reasons, the proposed restrictions would improve parking availability within the street for the benefit of all road users; would promote compliance with the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004; and would support Council’s Parking Policy 2017; and are required to meet compliance with the granted resource consent.

 

Background

2.    Council received a request from Cuttriss Consultants Limited to install P15 restrictions over the new parking bay consisting of four parking spaces constructed as a result of the establishment of a childcare facility at no.94 Cambridge Terrace.

3.    Resource consent was granted for this proposal in March 2019 under RM180390. The proposal included making alterations to the adjoining road carriageway; a dedicated drop-off and pick-up bay to be constructed within Cressy Street.

4.    Under the consent conditions, the 22m parking bay shall be time restricted during peak pick-up and drop-off times to ensure that there is sufficient short term parking available to service the needs of the childcare facility.

5.    Cressy Street is an Access Road off Cambridge Terrace in Waterloo.

6.    The surrounding area is predominantly residential in character with residential properties located to the east, west, and south. To the north of the site is the Waterloo train station and associated parking.

7.    A mix of demarcated restricted and unrestricted parking exists within the street with 11 unrestricted spaces and 13 P120 restricted spaces.

Discussion

8.    The proposal involves installing P15, 7.30-9.00am and 3.30-5.30pm Monday-Friday restrictions over the new parking bay.

9.    The proposed P15 parking restrictions would discourage long term parking by commuters and promote a higher turnover of parking spaces on Cressy Street during peak times.

10.  The installation of proposed white road marking would more clearly demark the on-street parking spaces, discouraging uneven parking of vehicles on the street from reducing the number of available car parks.

11.  The proposal is in keeping with the Council’s Parking Policy 2017 which places a high priority on short term parking in ‘Work and Learn’ areas.

Options

12.  The options are:

a)     to improve the parking availability level of service by installing P15, 7.30-9.00am and 3.30-5.30pm Monday-Friday parking restrictions over four new parking spaces on Cressy St as shown in Appendix 1; or

b)    to install parking restrictions over some greater or lesser extent within the street.

13.  Officers recommend option a) as this would improve short term parking availability during busy drop-off and pick-up times while maintaining parking spaces for the use of employees, residents, visitors etc.

Consultation

14.  This report seeks to meet compliance with the conditions of the granted resource consent by installing the proposed parking restrictions; therefore there has been no direct consultation.

Legal Considerations

15.  These restrictions are made pursuant to the provision of the Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2017.

Financial Considerations

16.  These changes can be funded from Council’s 2019/2020 road markings budget.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 Cressy St P15 Restrictions G10.2020

94

    

Author: Threesa Malki

Traffic Engineer

 

 

Reviewed By: Marian Radu

Senior Traffic Engineer

 

 

Approved By: John Gloag

Head of Transport

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 Cressy St P15 Restrictions G10.2020

 


                                                                                      97                                                    25 February 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

04 February 2020

 

 

 

File: (20/89)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/2/35

 

Martha Turnell Crescent - No Stopping At All Times Restrictions

 

Purpose of Report

1.    The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s approval for formalising the pre-installed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions on Martha Turnell Crescent, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report. 

Recommendations

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council approves the installed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions on Martha Turnell Crescent, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report.

For the reasons, the restrictions improve the safety and accessibility within the street for the benefit of all road users; promote compliance with the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004; support Council’s Parking Policy 2017; and were required to meet compliance with the granted resource consent.

 

Background

2.    The subdivision of 38 Manor Park Road and 7, 9, 11, and 15 Ford Road, Manor Park resulted in the development of 27 residential units and one new public road – name approved by Council at its meeting held on 10 December 2019 as “Martha Turnell Crescent”.

3.    Resource Consent was granted for the subdivision in May 2019 under RM180459. Taking into account the recommendations in the traffic report for the subdivision by Wanty Transportation Consultancy, the resource consent imposes that the consent holder shall install road markings, including no parking lines, and road signs as agreed with Hutt City Council’s Traffic Engineer.

4.    A request was received by Council’s Senior Subdivision Engineer for the new road marking on the Martha Turnell Crescent, Manor Park Road, and Ford Road as shown in Appendix 1 to be formalised.

Discussion

5.    The majority of the No Stopping At All Times Restrictions are across vehicle crossings to comply with the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004.

6.    The No Stopping At All Times Restrictions installed at the corners ensure that the full carriageway width is maintained for vehicles and that sufficient visibility is maintained on the road.

7.    The installation of RG-19 Single Lane Give Way and RG-20 Single Lane Priority signs in combination with PW-44 Warning sign at the areas where Martha Turnell Crescent narrows ensures that drivers are alerted to the change in road width, which has been designed to reduce vehicle operating speeds.

Options

8.    The options are:

a)   to approve the installed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions and associated signage as shown in Appendix 1; or

b)   to approve parking restrictions to be installed over some greater extent within the street; or

c)   to approve parking restrictions over a lesser extent within the street (including none at all).

9.    Officers recommend option a) as this would ensure the road safety level of Martha Turnell Crescent, Manor Park Road, and Ford Road is maintained and the conditions of the granted Resource Consent are met.

Consultation

10.  This report seeks to meet compliance with the conditions of the granted resource consent by approving the installed parking restrictions and signage; therefore there has been no consultation.

Legal Considerations

11.  These restrictions are made pursuant to the provision of the Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2017.

Financial Considerations

12.  These changes can be funded from Council’s 2019/2020 road markings budget.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 Martha Turnell Cres No Stopping At All Times Restrictions - Plan

98

    

Author: Threesa Malki

Traffic Engineer

 

 

Reviewed By: Marian Radu

Senior Traffic Engineer

 

 

Approved By: Damon Simmons

Traffic Asset Manager


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 Martha Turnell Cres No Stopping At All Times Restrictions - Plan