The council is proposing a 40 km/h speed limit in school zones

Speed consultation open

by Mike Isle

Public consultation is open on the Selwyn District Council’s proposed Speed Limit Changes 2018. The council proposals include the introduction of 40 km/h speed limit for school zones, changes to all 70 km/h speed limits and some of the 100 and 80 km/h speed limits.

Public consultation is open until 5pm, February 15 2019. Submissions must be in writing.

The council is also consulting on its Draft Speed Limits Bylaw. The proposal is to update the existing 2006 Speed Limit Bylaw, referencing the latest National Land Transport Setting of Speed Limits Rule, which regulates how speed limits are set and managed.

The proposed speed limit changes can be downloaded from the council’s webpage. A hard copy booklet is also available during ordinary office hours at the Selwyn District Council Service Centres in Darfield (Darfield Service Centre, South Terrace), Leeston (Leeston Library, High Street), Lincoln (Lincoln Service Centre, Gerald Street) and Rolleston (Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston). Copies can also be requested by phoning 03 347 2800. For additional information, contact Mark Chamberlain Asset Engineer Transportation by phoning the council or email transportation@selwyn.govt.nz.