Council consulting on new speed limits for more than 60 local roads
Kāpiti Coast District Council is seeking views on proposals to change the speed limits of more than 60 local roads across the District.
“In 2018, we changed speed limits on 36 of our roads to make them more appropriate for the type of road,” says Group Manager, Infrastructure Services, Sean Mallon.
“We’re now consulting on proposals to change the limits of a further 46 rural roads, along with some of the main roads in three village shopping centres – Raumati Beach, Raumati South and Paekākāriki.”
Mr Mallon says, as with the first 36 roads, the proposed new limits are based on the NZ Transport Agency’s latest rules and guidelines for councils setting and managing local speed limits.
“We’re recommending dropping the speed limits on many of our rural roads, and taking some of the roads through our village shopping centres down to 30 km/h.”
Mr Mallon says this consultation marks the second and final stage of the Council’s District-wide speed limit review, but other roads may be looked at in the future following new developments in the community or changes to best practice.
“There’s a of lot of change going on across the District, with new housing developments, the NZ Transport Agency’s revocation of State Highway 1 and more. We’ll be keeping an eye on our District’s speed limits to ensure they continue to be appropriate.”
The consultation and other information is available on the Council’s website. Consultation will close on 18 March 2019. Residents on the roads included should receive a letter within the next few days.