Following public consultation and engagement between February and April 2022, the AT board has approved setting safe speed limits on more than 1600 roads in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.
Phase 3 of the Safe Speeds Programme - Safe speed limits are coming
The new speed limits will come into effect between 1 December 2022 and 30 March 2023.
These roads are:
- Around schools: Approximately 980 roads 82 schools around Auckland.
- Rural roads: There are 415 rural roads, including areas such as: Waiheke Island, Āwhitu Peninsula, Waitākere, Okura, Stillwater, Waiwera, Whenuapai.
- Waiheke Island roads: AT proposes changing 90% of the roads on the island.
- Town centre roads: Speed reductions in Glen Innes, Devonport and Takapuna town centres. Learn more about proposed speed limits in town centres.
- Residential roads: Approximately 58 roads in the Manurewa Coxhead Quadrant.
- Community requests: Approximately 41 roads, mostly, in Ponsonby and Rodney.
- Rural marae: 18 roads near 8 rural marae.
- View roads and speed limit changes in Phase 3.
- Download the Speed Limits Amendment Bylaw 2022 (PDF 1.9MB).
Public feedback report for Phase 3
Feedback reports by local board area
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.
Safe speeds deliver many benefits to Auckland communities including thriving town centres where there are safe street environments for walking and cycling.
Safe speed limits do work - the proof
The purpose of safe speed limits is to save lives and prevent serious injuries. It is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to reduce road trauma. And the evidence is clear – safe speed limits saves lives.
- In the 24 months following the June 2020 Auckland speed limit reductions, these roads have seen a 30% reduction in road deaths. In comparison, over this same period, the rest of the network has seen a 9% increase in road deaths.
- 30km/h is the internationally accepted speed to greatly reduce the chances of people walking or cycling from being killed or seriously injured.
- Evidence shows more than 70 per cent of fatal crashes in Auckland involve speeding. Safe speed limits saves lives.
Support Auckland Transport’s goal
Tāmaki Makaurau’s death and serious injury from road trauma is unacceptable.
Auckland Transport values every person and how they get around the city i.e., people walk, bike, scooter, and use mobility scooters and it’s our responsibiity to watch out for all road users.
Setting safe speed limits is only one part of AT’s road safety programme. AT is investing in making our roads safer by investing in improved road quality, driver education and working with NZ Police to improve enforcement.
We need your help
We need Aucklanders to help to spread the message that safe speed limits saves lives and to support our work to lower the death and serious injury rate on Auckland’s roads and keep all road users safe.
Safe speed is part of a global and national road safety movement.
Auckland Transport’s safe speed programme is part of both a national (Road to Zero) and global (Vision Zero) campaign to reduce road speed to save lives and prevent road trauma.
Setting safe speeds limits is only one part of AT’s road safety programme. AT is investing in making our roads safer by improving the quality of our roads and driver education. We work closely with our road safety partners such as NZ Police to improve enforcement.
Facts about speed
It is speed that determines the outcome of a crash. Even when speed doesn’t cause the crash, it’s what determines whether anyone is killed, seriously injured, or walks away unharmed from that crash.
Image shows that the risk of death increases as vehicle speed increases.