Proposed new rule for safer speeds outside schools

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is consulting on a new rule relating to speed management planning. One aspect of this is a proposal for speed limits will be reduced to 30 km/h (or 40 km/h in some circumstances) around urban schools and a maximum of 60 km/h around rural schools. These speed limits could either be permanent or variable, and controlling authorities such as the Council would be required to introduce an initial 40% of these limits by 30 June 2024, and to use reasonable efforts to complete the remaining by 31 December 2029.

You have probably seen 40 km/h restrictions around schools in the Papanui area. If you have a view on the current proposal, submissions can be made until 5pm on Friday 25 June 2021. Click through for more information and an online submission form: