EMERGENCY ACCESS SEVERLY HAMPERED

Reported in the Car parking category anonymously at 10:51, Thu 5 December 2013

Sent to Auckland Transport 2 min later.

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This short street is not wide enough to accommodate parking on both sides whilst maintaining safe and easy access for residents and through traffic but even more importantly for emergency vehicles. In the event of a fire in the evening/overnight - this being the most common time for house fires – the Fire Brigade would find access to right-of-way properties in particular severely hampered. The ability for the Brigade to manoeuvre a truck to gain access to the middle of the street from either end and run hoses to hydrants for high pressure delivery via the truck will be virtually impossible in the evening, and the use of low pressure delivery from Grey St or Heretaunga Ave has the potential of life threatening delay in reaching people trapped. Low pressure delivery would also cause substantial water damage to property and surrounding homes. The majority of the homes on the street have ample off street parking for their own vehicles. Parking is available in surrounding streets for those living in the units who may require more than the allotted off street parking space available for their particular unit. Residents would be pleased to see yellow lines installed strategically to ensure ease of passage at all times for emergency vehicles. The addition of yellow lines would also serve to improve visibility and safety for the many young children resident in the street.

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