Auckland Transport’s Vision Zero goal for Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is to have no one die or be seriously injured on our roads by 2050. Our Safe Speeds Programme is an important component to create a road network that ensures speed limits are safe for everyone who is using our roads.
Road users include people walking and cycling, kids walking to and from school, or riding scooters and bikes. It also includes the elderly on mobility scooters, people shopping in town centres, and people in vehicles and trucks.
Safe speeds save lives
Evidence shows safe speed limits do work. Speed management is a proven and effective way to improve safety. Safe speeds save lives and prevent debilitating injuries. If we do nothing, over the next five years one in two Aucklanders will be personally connected to someone seriously injured or killed on our roads
Vision for Auckland
Imagine Auckland as a city with improved road safety, where kids are safe to walk and bike to school, older people feel less vulnerable crossing town centre roads and both rural and urban roads are safe for all road users with reduced road trauma and no deaths. It is possible if we all play our part.
Speed changes happening now
Find out if a road you live or drive on is having a speed limit change. New limits are being set on 1646 roads between 1 December 2022 – March 2023
Safe speeds - the reasons
Safe speed limits save lives. Understand AT’s safe speed programme
Safe speeds around schools
Safe speed limits will be introduced for a further 82 Auckland schools between 1 December 2022 and 30 March 2023.
Safe speeds in town centres
Town Centres are busy – AT is making them safe for all road users
Safe speeds on rural roads
AT is reviewing speed limits on rural roads, and where appropriate adopting new safe speeds.
Introducing Katoa, Ka Ora – Speed management plan
Find out why we are making a speed management plan for Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.
Residential Speed Management programme
Learn more about our Residential Speed Management programme.
Safe speed programme to date
What has been achieved around speed limit changes throughout Auckland
Changing speeds under the Speed Limits Bylaw
The new Speed Limits Bylaw came into force on 30 June 2020.
- Download the Auckland Transport Speed Limits Bylaw 2022 (PDF 964KB, 45 pages)
- Download Speed Limits Amendment Bylaw 2022 (174KB, 4 pages)