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City and town centres, urban residential and rural safe speeds programme City and town centres, urban residential and rural safe speeds programme

Changes we are making 

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Mairangi Bay town centre safety improvements

We are proposing town centre safety improvements in Mairangi Bay. Feedback closed 14 December 2018.

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Torbay town centre safety improvements

We are proposing town centre safety improvements in Torbay. Feedback closed 14 December 2018.

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Residential Speed Management programme

Learn more about our Residential Speed Management programme.

Urban residential

  • Reduce speed limits to survivable levels recognising that many road users share the same space.
  • Provide a more people focused street where families feel safer.
  • Residential roads are becoming increasingly busy as traffic levels increase, and more people choose to walk and cycle.
  • Research has shown that reducing speed in residential areas has many health and well-being benefits.
  • Area-wide changes rather than individual streets as they are part of a larger road network.

Town Centres (including City Centre)

  • High volumes of vulnerable road users.
  • Reduce speed limits to survivable levels recognising that many users share the same space.
  • Existing operating (actual) speeds are normally lower than posted speeds during peak periods due to the high volume of foot traffic.
  • Creating public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness and well-being.

Rural Roads

  • Focus on high crash risk routes.
  • Need to introduce safe and appropriate speeds across areas rather than individual roads.
  • Making our key routes safer (no speed limits greater than 80km/h without a centre median separation).

Proposed 30km/h location 2018 - 2021

2018/19 Programme Project location Length of road (km)
Town Centres Mission Bay 0.8
St Heliers 1.5
Orewa 2.7
Otahuhu 1.6
Torbay 0.3
Mairangi Bay 1.0
West Lynn 0.7
City Centre Auckland City Centre 46.4
Residential Zones Te Atatu South 9.5
Rosehill, Papakura 8.1
Total 30km/h 72.6