Reduced speed limit for Hāwera CBD proposed

Reduced speed limit for Hāwera CBD proposed
Reduced speed limit for Hāwera CBD proposed

Whanganui Chronicle

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A proposal to scale back the speed limit within the Hāwera CBD to 30km/h is a part of the South Taranaki District Council’s Speed Administration Plan. Photograph / Bevan Conley

Decreasing the speed limit within the Hāwera CBD to 30km/h and decreasing 70km/h roads to 60km/h are among the many key proposals in South Taranaki District Council’s 2024-2034 Speed Administration Plan.

South Taranaki Mayor Phil Nixon stated Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Company required councils to develop 10-year speed administration plans each three years.

“During the last 12 months, we diminished speed limits exterior our colleges,” Nixon stated.

“Over the subsequent three years, we’d prefer to give attention to delivering secure and acceptable speed limits round marae, the Hāwera CBD, seashore communities and on a few of our 70km/h roads.”

The important thing proposals for the subsequent three years have been to scale back the speed limit within the Hāwera CBD and in seashore communities similar to Ōhawe and Waiinu, cut back 70km/h roads to 60km/h and introduce a 60km/h speed limit exterior all marae.

Nixon stated speed administration was about attaining secure and acceptable speeds to replicate the highway’s operate, design, security and use.

“As a highway controlling authority, we would like everybody to have the ability to get house safely each time and to really feel snug selecting from a spread of journey choices, be it driving, strolling, biking or scootering.”

The council inspired residents and highway customers to have their say on the speed on rural roads and in townships.

“The proposals to decrease some speed limits throughout the district will have an effect on all people, from our residents to our organisations and companies.

“It’s very important that we get the steadiness proper between security and highway consumer comfort, and I encourage everybody in South Taranaki to participate within the dialogue.”

Folks can have their say through the council’s web site or a hard-copy submission kind is out there on the council’s seven LibraryPlus centres and the Hāwera administration constructing.

Submissions shut on October 29.

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