On Cameron St in Onehunga the segment from Grey St towards Mt Smart Rd has a yellow line on one side of the street. I assume this is to prevent cars parking on both sides of the road and creating a narrow gap.
However, about half way up heading north, on the left, is a space where there is no yellow line. Again, I assume this is because it was felt the space was too small to warrant a bit of paint.
This space often has a car parked there which creates a bottleneck. Cars often drive too fast down in the area and there are many children around. Could that space be painted?
Michael Barlev, Auckland.
Auckland Transport staff thank you, Mr Barlev, for pointing this out.
The section of Cameron St identified used to have broken-yellow parking restrictions. Auckland Transport has no record of their removal. AT will notify residents and instruct its engineers to put the restrictions back.
An annoying traffic hump has been installed in New Windsor Rd. This is a busy main road that connects Hillsborough Rd via Boundary Rd to the motorway. The humps are close to traffic lights. Cars are already forced to slow down at the red lights and need to keep flowing when they turn green. Who decides where humps are placed and what purpose they serve on busy main or through roads? It's an excuse for poor traffic enforcement.
Annette Perjanik, Auckland.
Auckland Transport manages Auckland's roads. Traffic-calming measures such as speed bumps are used to improve safety by reducing speeds or discouraging through traffic on local streets.
When looking at traffic-calming, AT considers vehicle speeds, reported crashes, the surrounding road network, development and pedestrian numbers.
It would appear some of the residents of New Windsor Rd have complained about speeding drivers and a survey will have been done.
All local traffic management projects such as this go through a process of consultation including local boards and directly affected residents.
If you have an issue with speed bumps, you should write to Auckland Transport.
With regard to the slip road from Great North Rd to St Lukes Rd, this proposal was cancelled earlier in the year by the AT board.