Speed limit changes
by Mike Isle
Selwyn District Council has approved a raft of speed limit changes across the district and a review of speed limits in all urban areas.
Changes to speed limits on 31 roads were approved by the council and will come into effect on August 1 2019.
The council also requested a review to consider reducing the speed limit to 40km/h in urban areas, particularly around schools. The review is to be completed by the end of the year.
The majority of the changes were to reduce the speed limit to 60km/h on sections of 25 roads, removing all 70km/h speed limits in the district.
Other changes see Ivey Road, and a section of Shands Road around Selwyn Road to Robinsons Road reduced to 80km/h. Tramway Road will become 50km/h from between High Street and West Coast Road. Devine Drive and Avonie Place will become 40km/h, along with Weedons Ross Road in the vicinity of Weedons School and Robinsons Road in the vicinity of Broadfield School.
A review of all the 50km/h urban speed limit areas to be carried out to determine 40km/h speed limits across broader residential catchments with urban schools included where appropriate by the end of December 2019.
A full list of changes is on the council’s website.