The proposed options

There are two options for this part of Oriental Parade to make walking and biking easier for everyone. Both options would create a new wide shared path to replace the existing footpath between the parked cars and pohutukawa trees, and extend the kerb out to make room for the new path. We will also consider reducing the existing 10-hour parking time limit to a mix of 2-4 hours so more people can use these car parks. The existing narrow shared path on the harbour side could become a dedicated footpath.

Option A: New shared path with parallel parking

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Why Option A?

This option involves changing the angle parking to parallel parking. It would provide a 4.8m-wide new shared path with a 1m-wide buffer between the path and parked cars. 

Impacts:
  • 32 parallel parking spaces (reduced from the 65 spaces currently provided) plus 3 mobility spaces
  • Painted median strip reduced from 2.2m to 2m wide
  • Existing width of traffic lanes retained (4-4.3m wide)
  • Likely uptake by people on bikes: Moderate to high increase

 

Option B: New shared path with angle parking

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Why Option B?

This option would retain the angle parking. It would provide a 3.6m-wide new shared path with a 0.8m-wide buffer between the path and parked cars. Most of the existing car parks would be retained.

Impacts:
  • 59 angle parking spaces (reduced from the 65 angle parking spaces currently provided) plus 3 mobility spaces and 2 parallel parking spaces
  • Traffic lanes narrowed to width of 3.3m
  • Painted median strip narrowed to width of 1m
  • Likely uptake by people on bikes: Moderate to high increase but narrower shared path means there is more likelihood of conflict