Work is underway to change the layout of the carpark at the bottom of Snells Beach Road, near Sunrise Boulevard in a bid to make parking safer and better organised, Auckland Council says.
Up to now, there have been no marked spaces in the carpark next to the playground and vehicles have been free to park on both sides of the space. However, community facilities head of area operations Oliver Kunzendorff says marked spaces are now being painted on the beach side for up to 17 vehicles.
“The existing space is not wide enough for two lines of vehicles to park safely back-to-back,” he says.
While no written complaints have been received about the former parking free-for-all, he says on-site observations by council staff and discussions with car park users have “clarified the parking limitations”.
“These include haphazard parking, poor sight-lines and narrow separation between vehicles. Park visitors also walk through the car park and new marked parking spaces will make it safer for them,” he says.
The work includes adjusting the car park entrance, replacing posts and rails with bollards, marking out parking bays, painting yellow lines for no parking areas, and replacing parts of the concrete footpath. The work is expected to be finished in early December.