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KOMITI ITI ARA WAKA

Traffic Subcommittee

 

 

28 June 2021

 

 

Order Paper for the meeting to be held in the

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

on:

 

 

 

Tuesday 6 July 2021 commencing at 2.00pm

 

 

 

 

Membership

 

 

Cr B Dyer (Chair)

Cr J Briggs (Deputy Chair)

Cr K Brown

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.
	Chair and Deputy Chair positions to rotate 18 months into each triennium, i.e. as at 30 April in the year prior to the next local authority election.
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 has authority to:

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

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

§   Provide options for the consideration of Council.

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

§   A Community Board; or

§   The Infrastructure & Regulatory Committee; or

§   Council.

DELEGATED AUTHORITY:

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


 

       HUTT CITY COUNCIL

Komiti Iti Ara Waka | Traffic Subcommittee

 

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

 Tuesday 6 July 2021 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 - Te Kaunihera o Te Awa Kairangi
10 August 2021

a)      Victoria Street, Petone - Proposed P15 Loading Zone Parking Restriction (21/796)

Report No. TSC2021/3/136 by the Subdivision Engineer                          5

Chair’s Recommendation:

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

 

b)      Parliament Street, Melling - Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions (21/797)

Report No. TSC2021/3/137 by the Subdivision Engineer                          9

Chair’s Recommendation:

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


 

5.       Information Item

Update on Report 21/15 Jackson Street, Petone - Proposed P60 Parking Restrictions (21/794)

Memorandum dated 19 May 2021 by the Subdivision Engineer                        14

Chair’s Recommendation:

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

6.       Traffic Subcommittee Work Programme (21/1010)

Report No. TSC2021/3/91 by the Democracy Advisor                                      16

Chair’s Recommendation:

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

          7.       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.   

 

 

 

 

 

Toi Lealofi

DEMOCRACY ADVISOR

            


                                                                                       7                                                               06 July 2021

Traffic Subcommittee

20 May 2021

 

 

 

File: (21/796)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2021/3/136

 

Victoria Street, Petone - Proposed P15 Loading Zone Parking Restriction

 

Purpose of Report

1.    The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s approval for the installation of a P15 Loading Zone outside 73 Jackson Street (Victoria Street frontage), as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 1 to the report.

Recommendations

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council:

(1)   notes and receives the information;

(2)   approves the installation of a Loading Zone (P15 At All Times) and associated No Stopping At All Times restrictions on Victoria Street, Petone as shown in Appendix 1 attached to the report;

(3)   rescinds any previous resolutions pertaining to traffic controls made pursuant to any bylaw to the extent that they are in conflict with the traffic controls described in this resolution; and

(4)   notes that this resolution will take effect when the traffic control devices that evidence the restrictions described in this resolution are in place.

For the reason that the proposed restriction will improve the serviceability for the building and the surrounding local businesses.  The proposed changes support Council’s Parking Policy 2017.

 

Background

2.    Officers were approached by the property managers of District Apartments on Victoria Street, requesting the establishment of a loading zone to meet the loading and servicing requirements of the building in accordance with the development’s Traffic Impact Assessment.

3.    The building has a dedicated rubbish collection point with a roller door on Victoria Street.

Discussion

4.    With the space available at this section of road, the proposed 9m loading bay makes use of a single P120 parking space reducing the parking stock by one on Victoria Street.

5.    The loading zone will facilitate servicing of the building by larger service vehicles such as rubbish and recycling collection trucks, delivery vehicles etc. and provide improved access to loading bays for nearby local businesses.

6.    The parking markings and No Stopping restrictions will aid in better utilisation of parking space and improve manoeuvrability at driveways, respectively.

Options

7.    The options are to:

a.       Maintain the existing level of service (no dedicated facility) – Do Nothing;

b.       Improve the existing level of service by approving the installation of a Loading Zone (P15, At All Times) as proposed; or

c.       Approve a modified time restriction either greater or less than the proposed P15.

8.    Officers recommend option (b) as the proposed restriction can meet the servicing needs of the development and the surrounding businesses.

Climate Change Impact and Considerations

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

10.  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

11.  Consultation letters were delivered to 16 houses and businesses on Jackson Street and Victoria Street. A copy was also sent to Jackson Street Programme.

12.  Two responses were received, one in support by the party who made the request and one objection by a local business.

13.  The objecting party stated that with Victoria Street being ‘busy’ with a number of cafes, restaurants, and bars surrounding it, the Loading Zone would be better suited to Petone Avenue (on the northern side of 73 Jackson Street).

14.  In response to the objection, officers note that the need for the loading zone is so that it is close to the dedicated rubbish collection point as per the Traffic Impact Assessment. The alternate location (Petone Avenue) will not meet the requirement.

15.  This report will go before the Petone Community Board meeting on
28 June 2021 and any comments made will be reported back to the Traffic Subcommittee.

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 2021/22 road marking budget.

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1: Victoria Street P15 Loading Zone - Plan

8

 

Author: Threesa Malki

Subdivision Engineer

 

 

 

Approved By: Charles Agate

Traffic Engineer - Network Operations

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1: Victoria Street P15 Loading Zone - Plan

 


                                                                                      12                                                              06 July 2021

Traffic Subcommittee

20 May 2021

 

 

 

File: (21/797)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2021/3/137

 

Parliament Street, Melling - 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 a parking restriction (no stopping at all times) on a section of Parliament Street, Melling as shown in Appendix 1 attached to this report.

Recommendations

That the Traffic Subcommittee recommends that Council:

(1)        receives and notes the information;

(2)        approves the installation of a No Stopping At All Times restriction on the section of Parliament Street, Melling as shown in the Appendix 1 attached to this report;

(3)        rescinds any previous resolutions pertaining to traffic controls made pursuant to any bylaw to the extent that they are in conflict with the traffic controls described in this resolution; and

(4)        notes that the resolution will take effect once the appropriate signage and/or markings have been installed.

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

 

Background

2.  Council received a request from a local resident to investigate the safety and accessibility issues experienced along the 90m section of the Parliament Street extension, which services the units of 24 Parliament Street, 13 and 15 Pharazyn Street, Melling.

3.    The expressed concern relates to the poor parking behaviour along the narrow access way servicing both entry and egress from properties, especially those at 13 and 15 Pharazyn Street, Melling.

4.    The image below shows the narrow access way leading to the back of properties 13 and 15 Pharazyn Street, which are currently being developed into 24 new units, which will result in increased vehicle movements through this section of Parliament Street in the future.

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Discussion

5.    The road width varies from approximately 6.5m, down to 4.8m approximately a third of the way down, and ending at a narrow 2.5m.

6.    A road width of 4.8m can sustain parked vehicles (at a parking bay width of 2.0m) while maintaining the minimum carriageway width of 2.8m, allowing for vehicles to pass. Vehicles parked on the narrower section of carriageway will restrict access for residents, visitors, and employees of nearby businesses.

7.    It is proposed to install a ‘no stopping’  restriction by way of ‘broken yellow lines’ along both sides of the narrower section of Parliament Street, allowing for five parking spaces being retained, as shown on the plan in Appendix 1.

8.    While this proposal still only maintains sufficient road width for one-way vehicle movement, it is expected that vehicles will yield as required.


 

Options

9.    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.

10.  Officers recommend Option (b) as it would improve the operational efficiency of the road and promote compliance with the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004.

Climate Change Impact and Considerations

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

12.  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

13.  Consultation documents were delivered to the below mentioned nearby units.

a.   Six units at 1 Bridge Street;

b.   Eight units at 24 Parliament Street; and

c.   24 units (all letterboxes) at 13 and 15 Pharazyn Street, Melling (only a few units are currently occupied).

14.  No responses were received.

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 2021/22 road markings budget.




 

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 Parliament Street No Stopping At All Times Restrictions - Plan

13

 

 

Author: Threesa Malki

Subdivision Engineer

 

 

 

Approved By: Charles Agate

Traffic Engineer - Network Operations

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 Parliament Street No Stopping At All Times Restrictions - Plan

 

  


MEMORANDUM                                                  15                                                             06 July 2021

Our Reference          21/794

TO:                      Chair and Members

Traffic Subcommittee

FROM:                Threesa Malki

DATE:                19 May 2021

SUBJECT:           Update on Report 21/15 Jackson Street, Petone - Proposed P60 Parking Restrictions

 

Recommendation

That the Subcommittee receives and notes the memorandum.

 

Purpose of Memorandum

1.   To update the Traffic Subcommittee on the tabled report 21/15, Jackson Street, Petone – Proposed P60 Parking Restrictions.

Background

2.    At the Traffic Subcommittee meeting on 2 March 2021, officers presented a report on a proposal to convert the P10 Loading Zone near 195-197 Jackson Street, Petone to a P60 parking space.

3.    The request to investigate converting the loading zone to a time restricted parking space originated from Petone Community Board and in January 2021 Council carried out initial consultations with seven businesses in the immediate vicinity of the loading zone.

4.    A letter was received prior to the Traffic Subcommittee meeting on 02 March from the Jackson Street Programme, signed by 12 other businesses that use the loading zone but were not included in the initial consultations.

5.    Businesses requested that in supporting the removal of the loading zone on Jackson Street, the first taxi stand on Britannia Street (outside The Berry Berry Nice Café) be converted to a loading zone.

6.    A representative from Jackson Street Programme also spoke to the request during public comment stating the above and indicated their preference to remove all Loading Zones from Jackson Street.

7.    As a result, it was agreed at the Traffic Subcommittee that the report lies on the table and officers present an updated report following further investigation, to a future Subcommittee meeting.

8.    In assessing this request officers note the requirements of Austroads: Guide to Traffic Management Part 11 - Parking, which requires any loading zone to be desirably located:

a.   in convenient locations in business and industrial areas where there is a regular demand for loading and unloading goods;

b.   at one end of a section of parking with a clear length for vehicles to either drive-in or leave directly; and

c.   with sufficient length to accommodate the length of the vehicle plus a length for opening the rear tray or door

 

9.   The available length of the taxi stand (6.5m) does not meet the standard length requirement and is limited in its ability to be extended due to its proximity to the intersection from the front and the driveway access from the back.

 

10. Additionally its location on the eastern side of Britannia Street has the potential to influence vehicles entering from Jackson Street to make U turns or illegal manoeuvres to drive into the loading zone.

 

11. For the above reasons and as the signees of the letter indicated they currently use the P10 loading zone at 195-197 Jackson Street, Officers have decided not to proceed with the proposal.

 

12.  No changes will be done to the P10 Loading Zone on Jackson Street or the Taxi Stand on Britannia Street.

Appendices

There are no appendices for this report.   

 

Author: Threesa Malki

Subdivision Engineer

 

Approved By: Charles Agate

Traffic Engineer - Network Operations

 

 

 


                                                                                      16                                                             06 July 2021

Traffic Subcommittee

28 June 2021

 

 

 

File: (21/1010)

 

 

 

 

Report no: TSC2021/3/91

 

Traffic Subcommittee Work Programme

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

That the work programme be received and noted.

 

 

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1: Work Programme - Traffic Subcommittee 2021

17

 

 

Author: Toi Lealofi

Democracy Advisor

 

 

 

Approved By: Kathryn Stannard

Head of Democratic Services

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1: Work Programme - Traffic Subcommittee 2021