The Council is planning to reduce speeds from 50km/h to 30km/h around Christchurch schools and to 40km/h in neighbourhood streets, starting with the areas shown on the interactive map at the link below. This is part of New Zealand’s Road to Zero Strategy, which has a goal to have safe speed limits around all schools by the end of 2027. “Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has changed the way speed limits are set which encourages us to implement an area-wide approach for consistency, especially around schools, using permanent 30km/h speed limits,” says the Council. On busier roads such as Papanui Road the Council proposes to use variable 30km/h speed limits that will operate during school start and finish times only.
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