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Traffic Subcommittee

 

 

25 August 2020

 

 

 

Order Paper for the meeting to be held in the

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

on:

 

 

 

Tuesday 1 September 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)

 

 

 

 

 

For the dates and times of Council Meetings please visit www.huttcity.govt.nz

 

Have your say

You can speak under public comment to items on the agenda to the Mayor and Councillors at this meeting. Please let us know by noon the working day before the meeting. You can do this by emailing DemocraticServicesTeam@huttcity.govt.nz or calling the Democratic Services Team on 04 570 6666 | 0800 HUTT CITY

 

 


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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.

 

    


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HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

Traffic Subcommittee

 

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

 Tuesday 1 September 2020 commencing at 2.00pm.

 

ORDER PAPER

 

Public Business

 

1.       APOLOGIES 

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 - 29 September 2020

i)       Woburn Road - Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions for the Proposed Median Refuge Islands (20/877)

Report No. TSC2020/5/172 by the Traffic Engineer                                   6

Chair’s Recommendation:

That the recommendations contained in the report be endorsed.

 

ii)      Hautonga Street, Petone - Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions (20/775)

Report No. TSC2020/5/166 by the Traffic Engineer                                 19

Chair’s Recommendation:

That the recommendation contained in the report be endorsed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iii)     Muritai Road, Eastbourne - Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions (20/774)

Report No. TSC2020/5/167 by the Traffic Engineer                                 26

Chair’s Recommendation:

That the recommendation contained in the report be endorsed.

 

iv)     High Street, Boulcott - Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions (20/773)

Report No. TSC2020/5/170 by the Traffic Engineer                                 32

Chair’s Recommendation:

That the recommendations contained in the report be endorsed.

 

v)      Dowse Drive - Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions (20/776)

Report No. TSC2020/5/171 by the Traffic Engineer                                 37

Chair’s Recommendation:

That the recommendation contained in the report be endorsed.

 

vi)     Stokes Valley Road - Proposed Bus Stop Relocation and 'No Stopping at All Times' Parking Restrictions (20/298)

Report No. TSC2020/5/168 by the Traffic Engineer -
Network Operations                                                                                    41

Chair’s Recommendation:

That the recommendations contained in the report be endorsed.

 

vii)    Bloomfield Terrace - Revised Time Restricted (P120) and  'No Stopping At All Times' Parking Restrictions. (20/297)

Report No. TSC2020/5/169 by the Traffic Engineer -
Network Operations                                                                                    45

Chair’s Recommendation:

That the recommendations 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.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Glanville

SENIOR DEMOCRACY ADVISOR

             


                                                                                       6                                                 01 September 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

10 August 2020

 

 

 

File: (20/877)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/5/172

 

Woburn Road - Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions for the Proposed Median Refuge Islands

 

Purpose of Report

1.    The purpose of this report is to gain Council’s approval for the installation of parking restrictions (no stopping – at all times), associated with the proposed installation of pedestrian refuge islands on Woburn Road, as shown in Appendices 2 and 3 attached to this report.

Recommendation

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council:

(i)    approves the installation of No Stopping - At All Times parking restrictions on Woburn Road, as shown in Appendix 2 attached to this report; and/or

(ii)   approves the installation of  No Stopping - At All Times parking restrictions on Woburn Road, as shown in Appendix 3 attached to this report.

For the reasons that the proposed restrictions would facilitate the installation, effective operation and visibility of the kerb extensions associated with the proposed median pedestrian islands.

Background

2.    During Public Comment at the scheduled Traffic Subcommittee Meeting on 25 February 2020, a petition was presented requesting that Council install a median pedestrian refuge island on Woburn Road, in the vicinity of the western entrance to the Hutt Recreation Ground.

3.    Under direction from the Subcommittee, Council officers undertook engineering investigations and presented their findings back to the Traffic Subcommittee at its 30 June 2020 meeting.

4.    Officers identified two potential locations where median refuge islands could be located to cater for two identified pedestrian desire lines as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report.

5.    The proposed islands include kerb extensions which would result in the combined loss of 13 on-street parking spaces.

6.    The report presented to the Traffic Subcommittee on 30 June 2020 noted officers’ intention to consult with local residents and businesses affected by the loss of parking prior to the scheduled September Traffic Subcommittee meeting. At that meeting a paper would be presented to the Traffic Subcommittee seeking a recommendation to resolve the necessary parking restrictions to accommodate the installation of the kerb extensions associated with the proposed median pedestrian islands.

Discussion

7.    Following the June Traffic Subcommittee meeting, the proposed plans were reviewed, and the designs amended in an attempt to minimise the impact on on-street parking.

8.    The amended designs have resulted in a reduction in the number of affected parking spaces to eight, a reduction of five from the original proposal.

Options

9.    The options are to:

a)   leave the area as it is, accepting the current level of service for pedestrian accessibility and safety; or

 

b)   approve the installation of  No Stopping – At All Times restrictions as shown in Appendix 2, to facilitate the installation of the ‘western’ median refuge island; and/ or

 

c)   approve the installation of  No Stopping – At All Times restrictions as shown in Appendix 3, to facilitate the installation of the ‘eastern’ median refuge island; or

 

d)   install No Stopping - At All Times over some greater extent at either or both of the proposed kerb extensions.

10.  Officers recommend both options b) and c) as these restrictions would accommodate installation of the median refuge islands in both proposed locations.

11.  If Council is concerned at the loss of parking, then either option b) or option c) could be approved to improve the level of service for pedestrian accessibility and safety while reducing the parking loss.

Climate Change Impact and Considerations

12.  The matters addressed in this report have been considered in accordance with the process set out in Council’s Climate Change Considerations Guide.

13.  The decision will not increase greenhouse gas emissions, and will not be affected by a changing climate. There are no opportunities in this decision to reduce emissions or build resilience.

Consultation

14.  Consultation documents were delivered to:

a)   20 directly affected properties along Woburn Road;

b)   the Masonic Village;

c)   Enliven’s Woburn Apartments;

d)   Hutt Valley High School and Sacred Heart College.

15.  50% of those consulted submitted a response. The response from Woburn Apartments includes 10 individual submissions from residents.

16.  There was strong support from the commercial, healthcare and educational premises consulted.

17.  Some residents raised concerns over the loss of existing parking and the location of the proposed islands in relation to property access and traffic movements through the Wai-iti Crescent intersection. Officers are satisfied that these effects are less than minor. The islands have been located so as to minimise parking loss, prevent blocking vehicle access and maximise sight distance.

18.  Objections were received from 130E and 131, 133 and 134 Woburn Road.

19.  The Woburn Apartments submission included a request for a formal pedestrian crossing in the vicinity of the Bellevue Hotel.  In assessing this request, Officers note research that under certain circumstances zebra crossing actually decrease safety for pedestrians. Officers believe the proposed median refuge islands would more effectively improve pedestrian safety. 

20.  A summary of the feedback received is included in Appendix 4.

Legal Considerations

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

Financial Considerations

22.  These changes can be funded from Council’s 2020/21 road markings budget.

 

 

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 Proposed Median Refuge Islands on Woburn Road - Overall Layout

10

2

Appendix 2 Proposed Median Refuge Islands Woburn Road - Island 1

11

3

Appendix 3 Proposed Median Refuge Islands Woburn Road - Island 2

12

4

Appendix 4 Proposed Median Refuge Islands on Woburn Road - Consultation Feedback

13

    

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Threesa Malki

Traffic Engineer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed By: Charles Agate

Traffic Engineer - Network Operations

 

 

 

Approved By: Damon Simmons

Traffic Asset Manager

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 Proposed Median Refuge Islands on Woburn Road - Overall Layout

 


Attachment 2

Appendix 2 Proposed Median Refuge Islands Woburn Road - Island 1

 


Attachment 3

Appendix 3 Proposed Median Refuge Islands Woburn Road - Island 2

 


Attachment 4

Appendix 4 Proposed Median Refuge Islands on Woburn Road - Consultation Feedback

 


 


 


 


 


 


                                                                                      22                                                01 September 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

23 July 2020

 

 

 

File: (20/775)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/5/166

 

Hautonga Street, Petone - Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions

 

Purpose of Report

1.    The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s approval for the installation of P15 (8am–5pm Monday-Friday) parking restriction on Hautonga Street, Petone.

Recommendation

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council approves the installation of a P15 (8am–5pm Monday-Friday) parking restriction on Hautonga Street, Petone, as shown in Appendix 1 of this report.

For the reason that the proposed restrictions would improve parking turnover and availability on Hautonga Street, benefitting both local businesses and their customers. The proposed changes are supported by the nearby businesses, and would support Council’s Parking Policy (2017).

 

Background

2.    Council received a request from Tudor Distributors, located at 2 Hautonga Street, to improve parking availability on the street.

3.    The issue is that all existing parking on the street is unrestricted (i.e. no short term time restrictions). This means that local workers occupy the parking throughout the day making it difficult for customers to find short term parking.

4.    The complainant has requested that a P15 time restriction be installed over three spaces directly outside their business. Two of the three spaces have only been recently made available by the decommissioning of a roller door access at the business.

Discussion

5.    There are currently no parking restrictions on the street with the exception of a 12 metre long (on-road) loading zone at the western end of the street.

6.   The surrounding land use is generally Industrial and warehousing, most consistent with the ‘Make, Grow and Move’ category of Council’s Parking Policy (2017).

7.   This land use type means that there are high volumes of local employees who require all day parking. This can often make it difficult for customers to find short term parking.

8.    The proposed P15 parking restriction would apply over three parking spaces directly outside of the complainant’s business outlet. Two of the three spaces have only been recently made available by the decommissioning of a roller door access at the business as shown below.

 

 

 

9.    The proposed P15 parking restrictions would increase parking turnover on the identified three unrestricted spaces, increasing the level of service to surrounding commercial businesses.

10.  Sufficient unrestricted parking spaces are available nearby on Marine Parade to accommodate any vehicles displaced by the proposed changes.

11.  The proposed traffic changes are consistent Council’s Parking Policy (2017). This policy places Local employee parking marginally above Short term parking in the Road- Space Hierarchy.

12.  By retaining the bulk of the existing on street parking for local employees, and providing a limited number of short term spaces, the proposal supports the Road- Space Hierarchy.

Options

13.  The options are to:

a)    Maintain the existing level of service for short term parking availability; or

b)    Improve the availability of short term parking by installing a P15 (8am-5pm Monday-Friday) parking restriction over three on street parking spaces as shown in Appendix 1.; or

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

14. Officers recommend option b) as this would improve short-term parking availability within the street while maintaining sufficient all day employee parking in the area.

Climate Change Impact and Considerations

15.  The matters addressed in this report have been considered in accordance with the process set out in Council’s Climate Change Considerations Guide.

16.  The decision will not increase greenhouse gas emissions, and will not be affected by a changing climate. There are no opportunities in this decision to reduce emissions or build resilience.   

Consultation

17.  A petition was submitted to Council in support of the P15 parking restrictions signed by the immediately affected businesses on Hautonga Street (attached as Appendix 2):

·    Tudor Distributors – 2/2 Hautonga Street

·    A1 Automotive Repairs - 4-6 Hautonga Street

·    Hautonga Body Corporate - 1-5 Hautonga Street.

18.  At its meeting on 24 August 2020, the Petone Community Board resolved to endorse the recommendation contained in the officer’s report.

Legal Considerations

19.  These restrictions are made pursuant to the provisions of the Hutt city council Traffic Bylaw 2017.

Financial Considerations

20.  These changes can be funded from Council’s 2020/21 road markings budget.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 Hautonga St Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions - Plan

23

2

Appendix 2 Hautonga St Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions - Petition

24

    

 

 

 

Author: Threesa Malki

Traffic Engineer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed By: Charles Agate

Traffic Engineer - Network Operations

 

 

 

Approved By: Damon Simmons

Traffic Asset Manager


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 Hautonga St Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions - Plan

 


Attachment 2

Appendix 2 Hautonga St Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions - Petition

 


 


                                                                                      28                                                01 September 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

23 July 2020

 

 

 

File: (20/774)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/5/167

 

Muritai Road, Eastbourne - Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions

 

Purpose of Report

1.    The purpose of this report is to gain Council’s approval for the installation of short term parking (P15, 8am to 9.30am and 2pm to 3pm, Monday-Friday, School Days) outside the East Harbour Kindergarten on Muritai Road, Eastbourne.

Recommendation

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council approves the application of P15, 8am to 9.30am and 2pm to 3pm, Monday-Friday, School Days time limited parking restriction on Muritai Road, Eastbourne, as shown in Appendix 1 of this report.

For the reasons that the proposed restrictions would improve accessibility and parking availability for parents and caregivers accessing the kindergarten and the proposed changes would support Council’s Parking Policy (2017).

 

Background

2.    Council received a request from the East Harbour Kindergarten (located at 99 Muritai Road), for P15 parking restrictions to be applied over the two parking spaces directly outside the kindergarten. A petition to this effect was received by the Eastbourne Community Board during their meeting on 23 June 2020 (signed by 26 local residents).

3.    The request is based on a need for parents and caregivers to be able to access short term parking during peak drop-off /pick-up times in-front of, or nearby, the kindergarten.

4.    The kindergarten’s current hours of operation are weekdays between the hours of 8.30am to 2.30pm.

Discussion

5.   There is currently no time restricted parking on Muritai Road within 100 metres of the kindergarten.

6.   The proposed parking restrictions would encourage parking turnover on the two currently unrestricted spaces directly outside the kindergarten, increasing accessibility for parents/caregivers and visitors to the kindergarten during the periods of highest parking demand.

7.   The petition received requests that the P15 parking petition apply between the hours of 8am and 3pm on days that the kindergarten is operating.

8.   Officers have suggested that the restrictions instead apply between 8am-9.30am and 2pm-3pm on days that the kindergarten is operating (the periods of highest demand). This would allow parents and caregivers to park outside the kindergarten for longer periods when parking demand is reduced.

9.   Subsequent discussion with the kindergarten confirmed that the shorter restriction period suggested by officers is supported by the kindergarten.

10.  The proposed parking changes are consistent with Council’s Parking Policy (2017), which states that in ‘Live and Play’ and ‘Work and Learn’ areas, parking for residents needs to be balanced against the needs of short-term parking for, in this case, the kindergarten.

Options

11.  The options are to:

a)    Maintain the existing level of service for short term parking availability; or

b)    Improve the availability of short term parking during the periods of highest demand by installing a P15 (8am-9.30am and 2pm-3pm Monday-Friday School Days) parking restriction over two on street parking spaces as shown in Appendix 1; or

c)    Improve the availability of short term parking throughout the day by installing P15 (8am-3pm Monday-Friday School Days) parking restrictions over the two on street parking spaces as originally requested by the kindergarten; or

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

12. Officers recommend option b) as this would improve short-term parking availability within the street during the periods of highest demand, while still maintaining adequate unrestricted parking for other users outside those periods.

Climate Change Impact and Considerations

13.  The matters addressed in this report have been considered in accordance with the process set out in Council’s Climate Change Considerations Guide.

14.  The decision will not increase greenhouse gas emissions, and will not be affected by a changing climate. There are no opportunities in this decision to reduce emissions or build resilience.  

Consultation

15.  A plan of the proposed changes and a petition form were sent to East Harbour Kindergarten, which garnered 26 signatures and was presented to the Eastbourne Community Board meeting on 23 June 2020 in support of the P15 parking restrictions (attached as Appendix 2).

 

16.  The petition includes the approval of the residents of No.97 Muritai Road who are directly affected by the proposed changes.

 

17.  The Eastbourne Community Board will consider the recommendation at its meeting on 25 August 2020 and the resolution will be tabled at the Traffic Subcommittee meeting on 1 September 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 2020/21 road markings budget.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 Muritai Road Proposed P15 Restrictions - Plan

29

2

Appendix 2 Muritai Road Proposed P15 Restrictions - Petition

30

    

 

 

 

Author: Threesa Malki

Traffic Engineer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed By: Charles Agate

Traffic Engineer - Network Operations

 

 

 

Approved By: Damon Simmons

Traffic Asset Manager

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 Muritai Road Proposed P15 Restrictions - Plan

 


Attachment 2

Appendix 2 Muritai Road Proposed P15 Restrictions - Petition

 


 


                                                                                      34                                                01 September 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

23 July 2020

 

 

 

File: (20/773)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/5/170

 

High Street, Boulcott - Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions

 

Purpose of Report

1.    The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s approval for the installation of a P15 parking restriction on High Street, Boulcott.

Recommendations

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council:

(i)    rescinds the existing P30 (8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Sunday other than public holidays) parking restrictions on the section of High Street, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report; and

(ii)   approves the installation of a P15 (8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Sunday other than public holidays), parking restriction on the section of High Street, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report.

For the reason that the proposed restrictions would improve parking turnover and availability on High Street, benefitting both local businesses and their customers. The proposed changes are supported by the nearby businesses, and would support Council’s Parking Policy (2017).

 

Background

2.    Council received a request from the property owner of 667 High Street Boulcott and a new tenant leasing one of its shops to reduce the existing time limit for the parking restrictions in front of their property from 30 minutes to 15 minutes.

3.    Current businesses operating out of no.667 High Street include Twist Café and the recently opened Easy Go convenience store with the neighbouring businesses being Brew’d and Harbour City Funeral Home.

Discussion

4.    Parking restrictions in the vicinity are a mix of P30, P120 and unrestricted parking, with the majority of the time restrictions being on Boulcott Street, while the majority of the unrestricted parking is closer to the hospital.

5.    No.667 High Street has off-street parking for six vehicles at the back of the property with an entrance on Boulcott Street which are utilised by the customers of Twist Café.

6.    Due to the new business at the property being a convenience store it is unlikely its customers will use the parking to the back of the shops on Boulcott Street as their needs are relatively short-term.

7.    Both neighbouring businesses at no.665 and no.669 include off-street parking with their customers typically parking for longer than 30 minutes (i.e. their customers would not be inconvenienced by the proposed parking changes).

8.    The proposal would increase parking turnover on the three existing spaces, increasing the level of service to surrounding commercial businesses.

9.    The proposed P15 parking restrictions would apply over the default days and hours of operation (8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Sunday other than public holidays).

Options

10.  The options are to:

a)    retain the existing P30 parking restriction and accept the current level of service for parking availability; or

b)    rescind the existing P30 parking restriction and install the proposed P15 parking restriction 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.

Climate Change Impact and Considerations

12.  The matters addressed in this report have been considered in accordance with the process set out in Council’s Climate Change Considerations Guide.

13.  The decision will not increase greenhouse gas emissions, and will not be affected by a changing climate. There are no opportunities in this decision to reduce emissions or build resilience.      

Consultation

14.  A petition was submitted to Council in support of the P15 parking restrictions signed by the immediately affected businesses on High Street, Boulcott (attached as Appendix 2):

 

·    Easy Go – 667 High Street

·    Twist Café – 667A High Street

·    Harbour City Funeral Home – 665 High Street

15.  In addition, an email in support of the changes has been received from Brew’d, located at 669 High Street.

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 2020/21 road markings budget.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 High Street Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions - Plan

35

2

Appendix 2 High Street Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions - Petition

36

    

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Threesa Malki

Traffic Engineer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed By: Charles Agate

Traffic Engineer - Network Operations

 

 

 

Approved By: Damon Simmons

Traffic Asset Manager

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 High Street Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions - Plan

 


Attachment 2

Appendix 2 High Street Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions - Petition

 


                                                                                      38                                                01 September 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

23 July 2020

 

 

 

File: (20/776)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/5/171

 

Dowse Drive - Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions

 

Purpose of Report

1.    The purpose of this report is to gain Council’s approval for the installation of No Stopping At All Times Restrictions (broken yellow lines) on Dowse Drive, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report.

Recommendation

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

For the reasons that the proposed restrictions would improve accessibility and safety for local residents and promote compliance with the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004.

 

Background

2.    Council received a request from the resident of no.111 Dowse Drive to improve safety and manoeuvrability at their driveway by installing a No Stopping At All Times restriction (broken yellow lines).

3.    The concern expressed is that vehicles park in close proximity to the driveway of no.111 and restrict manoeuvrability when making a right hand turn. This problem is exasperated by the acute angle at which the driveway intersects the road.

Discussion

4.    The proposal involves the installation of a ‘no stopping’  restriction by way of ‘broken yellow lines’ starting from the end of the existing bus stop for a distance of 10m over the driveway of no.111 Dowse Drive.

5.    The proposal takes into account a modification in the entry taper associated with the nearby bus stop in alignment with current national bus stop guidelines.

6.    The proposed no stopping restriction would provide the resident at no.111 with 1.7m in addition to the legally required 1m thereby improving manoeuvrability when exiting their driveway.

7.    The proposed restriction  would promote compliance with the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 clause 6.9(1), which states that “a driver or person in charge of a vehicle must not stop, stand, or park the vehicle so as to obstruct entry or exit from any driveway.

Options

8.    The options are to:

(a)   leave the area as it is and accept the current accessibility level of service; or

(b)   install No Stopping At All Times Restrictions (Broken Yellow Lines) as shown in Appendix 1; or

(c)   install No Stopping At All Times Restrictions (Broken Yellow Lines) over some greater or lesser extent.

9.    Officers recommend Option b) as it would increase accessibility for the resident and promote compliance with the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004.

Climate Change Impact and Considerations

10.  The matters addressed in this report have been considered in accordance with the process set out in Council’s Climate Change Considerations Guide.

11.  The decision will not increase greenhouse gas emissions, and will not be affected by a changing climate. There are no opportunities in this decision to reduce emissions or build resilience.     

Consultation

12.  No consultation has been undertaken with the neighbouring properties as the proposal would not result in a loss of on street parking availability.

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 2020/21 road markings budget.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 Dowse Dr Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions - Plan

40

    

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Threesa Malki

Traffic Engineer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed By: Charles Agate

Traffic Engineer - Network Operations

 

 

 

Approved By: Damon Simmons

Traffic Asset Manager

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 Dowse Dr Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions - Plan

 


                                                                                      43                                                01 September 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

23 March 2020

 

 

 

File: (20/298)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/5/168

 

Stokes Valley Road - Proposed Bus Stop Relocation and 'No Stopping at All Times' Parking Restrictions

 

Purpose of Report

1.    The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s approval for the relocation of an existing bus stop as the result of an approved residential development on Stokes Valley Road.

Recommendations

That the Traffic Sub-Committee recommends that Council:

(i)    rescinds the existing Bus Stop and No Stopping At All Times restrictions along the frontage of 397 – 405 Stokes Valley Road;

(ii)   approves the relocation of Metlink bus stop number 9375 on Stokes Valley Road; and

(iii)  approves the installation of additional parking restrictions (No Stopping At All Times) as shown in Appendix 1, attached to the report.

For the following reasons:

-      The approved residential development will result in a new driveway access to Stokes Valley Road which does not align with the existing markings;

-      Improved bus stop kerb alignment and safety as outlined in ‘Guidelines for public transport infrastructure and facilities – Interim Consultation Draft’.

-      Meets the requirements of Councils Road Space Hierarchy – Live and Play, as set down in Councils Parking Policy 2017.

-      Supported by Resource Consent Approval RM180262.

 

Background

2.    Council transport officers have been notified of proposed changes to the road frontage of 391-405 Stokes Valley Road resulting from the approved multi dwelling residential development (RM180262) currently nearing completion.

3.    The proposed development provides for 8 off road parking spaces, and contains a modified vehicle crossing, which (in its current location) aligns with the existing Bus Stop on Stokes Valley Road.

4.    In consultation with both the developer and Greater Wellington Regional Council, officers have agreed on a ‘best practice’ preferred location for the Bus Stop, taking into account the requirements provided in the ‘Guidelines for public transport infrastructure and facilities – Interim Consultation Draft’.

5.    The extension of the existing ‘no stopping’ restrictions will provide improved visibility for road users exiting Kamahi Street, along with providing a suitable exit taper for buses using the stop.

Discussion

6.    The proposal involves moving the existing bus stop 12 metres north, and extending it to 15 metres in length. An additional 12 metres of ‘no stopping’ (broken yellow lines) parking restriction will be installed over the newly created vehicle crossing.

7.    Thought was given to removing a length of the existing ‘no stopping’ parking restriction to the north of the Kamahi Street intersection, but it was agreed that by keeping this restriction, visibility for users of Kamahi Street would be improved.

8.    The proposed changes increase the existing level of service for public transport passengers, as buses will be able to align next to a newly formed kerb, improving access/transition onto and off buses.

9.    The proposal is in keeping with Councils Road Space Hierarchy – Live and Play, as set down in Councils Parking Policy 2017.

Options

10.  The options are:

a.    retain the existing markings and accept the current level of service for residents and public transport passengers; or

b.    improve the existing levels of service by relocating the existing bus stop and installing an additional No Stopping – At All Times restriction as shown attached in Appendix 1; or

c.     relocate the bus stop and install No Stopping – At All Times restrictions over some greater or lesser extent.

11.  Officers recommend Option b as it would allow the bus to position parallel with the newly realigned kerb, and provide unrestricted access to the developments vehicle crossing.

Climate Change Impact and Considerations

12.  The matters addressed in this report have been considered in accordance with the process set out in Council’s Climate Change Considerations Guide.

13.  The decision will not increase greenhouse gas emissions, and will not be affected by a changing climate. There are no opportunities in this decision to reduce emissions or build resilience.      

Consultation

14.  This proposed resolution is the result of an approved resource consent. No consultation with surrounding residents was undertaken given the lateness of transport officers’ involvement.

15.  The proposed restrictions are not expected to have any significant impact on adjacent residents, therefore there is no need to consult more widely.

Legal Considerations

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

Financial Considerations

17.  These changes could be funded from Council’s 2020/21 road marking budget, or via a contribution from the developer.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 - Stokes Valley Road

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 - Stokes Valley Road

 


                                                                                      46                                                01 September 2020

Traffic Subcommittee

23 March 2020

 

 

 

File: (20/297)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2020/5/169

 

Bloomfield Terrace - Revised Time Restricted (P120) and  '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 revised parking restrictions along the frontage of 7 and 7a Bloomfield Terrace, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report.

Recommendations

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council:

(i)    rescinds the existing P120 (8.30 to 9am & 2.45 to 3.15pm, Monday to Friday)parking restrictions outside 7 – 7a Bloomfield Terrace as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report;

(ii)   rescinds the existing P5 (8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday)parking restrictions outside 7 – 7a Bloomfield Terrace as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report; and

(iii)  rescinds the existing No Stopping (At All Times) parking restrictions outside 7 – 7a Bloomfield Terrace as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report;

(iv) approves the installation of P120 (8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday) parking restrictions outside 7 – 7a Bloomfield Terrace as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report; and

(v)  approves the installation of No Stopping (At All Times) parking restrictions outside 7 – 7a Bloomfield Terrace as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report.

For the reason that the recent multi-unit development on the abovementioned site has resulted in changes to the existing kerb line to facilitate vehicle access, and the existing parking restrictions do not align with the new access locations.

 

Background

2.    Council transport officers have been notified of proposed changes to the road frontage of 7 – 7a Bloomfield Terrace resulting from the approved multi dwelling residential development (RM180385) currently nearing completion.

3.    The proposed development includes a total of nine residential units – three which have driveways directly accessing Bloomfield Terrace and six which have access from a new private road, Martha Lawson Lane, which intersects Bloomfield Terrace at the southern end of the development site.

4.    These new driveways, and the new private road, require changes to the existing parking restrictions adjacent to the site.

5.    The original parking restrictions date back to July 1991 (WS70-02) and were part of the introduction of parking restrictions into the ‘Fringe Zone’ around the Central Business District.

6.    The parking restrictions to be rescinded are listed as follows under WS70-02;

Bloomfield Terrace

West side, commencing 86.4 metres south of the southern kerbline of Knights Road and extending southwards for 41.1 metres – P5

Bloomfield Terrace

West side, commencing 137.7 metres south of the southern kerbline of Knights Road and extending southwards for 32.1 metres – P120

 

Discussion

7.    The proposal requires the modification of existing parking restrictions on Bloomfield Terrace to facilitate the new private road, Martha Lawson Lane, and three new vehicle crossings.

8.    It is necessary for Council to both rescind the existing restrictions, and formally resolve the proposed new restrictions to suit the modified kerb access locations.

9.    The proposal involves the removal of two existing P120 parking spaces and two existing P5 parking spaces; however the two P5 parking spaces have not been operating under this restriction for some time due to a lack of legal signage.

10.  A total of six P5 parking restrictions were resolved by Council in 1991 to serve as a drop off area for the nearby Saints Peter and Paul School, four directly outside the school’s tennis courts and two outside 7 Bloomfield Terrace. It is unclear whether the two P5 spaces outside 7 Bloomfield Terrace were ever signposted with the P5 restriction, but they have been operating as unrestricted parking spaces for some undetermined period of time.

11.  In effect, the proposal will not result in the operational loss of any P5 spaces, as these two spaces have not been operating under the resolved restriction.

12.  The four P5 spaces outside the school’s tennis courts will remain unchanged.

13.  Overall, the existing four existing spaces outside 7 Bloomfield Terrace (two existing P120 spaces and two spaces operating as unrestricted) will be reduced to a single P120 space.

14.  All nine of the proposed residential units have a single off street parking space each.

Options

15.  The options are;

a.   Rescind the existing P5 and P120 parking restrictions and approve new P120 and No Stopping At All Times parking restrictions (as shown in Appendix 1) to align with the new vehicle access points and private road; or

b.   Rescind the existing P5 and P120 parking restrictions and approve new No Stopping At All Times parking restrictions (as shown in Appendix 1) and a time restriction of some greater or lesser duration (or none at all) over the single remaining space; or

c.   Rescind the existing P5 and P120 parking restrictions and approve new No Stopping At All Times parking restrictions along the entire property frontage.

16.   Officers recommend option a) as this will retain an on road parking space, with a time restriction consistent with adjacent restrictions, and reduce the likelihood of motorists parking across the new access points.

Climate Change Impact and Considerations

17.  The matters addressed in this report have been considered in accordance with the process set out in Council’s Climate Change Considerations Guide.

18.  The decision will not increase greenhouse gas emissions, and will not be affected by a changing climate. There are no opportunities in this decision to reduce emissions or build resilience  

Consultation

19.   This report seeks to maintain the operational efficiency of the carriageways by making the required changes as a result of the granted resource consent. As such, no wider consultation has been undertaken.

Legal Considerations

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

Financial Considerations

21.   These changes will be undertaken by the developer, at no cost to the Council.

 

 

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Proposed Parking Restrictions - Bloomfield Tce - APPENDIX 1

49

    

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Charles Agate

Traffic Engineer - Network Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed By: Marian Radu

Senior Traffic Engineer

 

 

 

Approved By: Damon Simmons

Traffic Asset Manager

 


Attachment 1

Proposed Parking Restrictions - Bloomfield Tce - APPENDIX 1