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Auckland Transport

Time to consider speed bylaw

Auckland Transport is taking more time to consider a proposal to reduce speeds on some of the high-risk roads in the region.

The AT Board decided that more work needs to be done on the timing of any implementation - and more importantly the effects any changes to the original bylaw proposal, if a decision taken by the AT Board to go ahead with implementation, might have on death and serious injury rates. AT will now reconsider the matter by 31 October 2019.

An extensive public consultation exercise proposed lower speeds on around ten per cent of the region's high risk roads in order to cut the number of deaths and serious injuries which occur daily across the region. AT also received requests from the public for an additional 876km of roads to be included in the proposal. Evaluating the implications and supporting evidence associated with a wide range of implementation options, including levels of community support, is being thoroughly considered prior to the matter being presented to the AT Board, says Chief Executive Shane Ellison.

More than 11,700 submissions were received in relation to the proposal.

Find out more about the safe speeds programme.