Hamilton City Speed Limits Bylaw 2013

Hamilton City Council has now adopted the altered amendments to the Hamilton Speed Limit Bylaw 2013 (Amended).

The areas with revised speed limits will come into force on 1 March 2014 following public notice in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002 and notification of key stakeholders in accordance with the Land Transport Rule Setting of Speed Limits 2003. 

A communications plan will be launched both locally and city wide to ensure users of the roads are aware of the changes and the reasons for them.   Additional consultation will also be undertaken for any physical works that may need to take place on these roads.

A copy of the final Hamilton City Speed Limit Bylaw 2013 (Amended) and map can be found on the 'Bylaws page' at www.hamilton.govt.nz/bylaws

Minutes and agendas for all the relevant meetings, including all submissions, can be found on the  under the Agenda and Minutes section at www.hamilton.govt.nz/meetings-and-minutes 

The agreed amendments to the Speed Limit Bylaw are as follows:

Schedule 3 (30km/h)

Implement 30 km/h speed limits on Commerce Street (High Street to Lake Road) and Kent Street (Rawhiti Street to Commerce Street).

Schedule 4 (40km/h)

Safer Speed Areas where speed limits will be reduced to 40km/h for the local streets only and collector roads (shown in brackets) in these areas will remain at 50km/h:

  • Mardon/Insoll (Mardon Road and Insoll Ave)
  • Holland  (Holland Road)
  • Woodstock (Fairfield Road)

Safer speed Areas speed limits will be reduced to 40km/h as originally proposed:

  • Melville
  • Central
  • Tui/ Minogue
  • Clarkin
  • Claudelands
  • Enderley

The revised speed limits will come into force on 1 March 2014 following public notice in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002 and notification of key stakeholders in accordance with the Land Transport Rule Setting of Speed Limits 2003.

A communications plan will be launched both locally and city wide to ensure users of the roads are aware of the changes and the reasons for them. Additional consultation will also be undertaken for any physical works that may need to take place on these roads.

As a result of the feedback received from residents in the area, the following proposed Safer Speed Areas are no longer being included in the amendments to the bylaw:

  • Fairview Downs
  • Pukete
  • Gillies
  • Forest Lake
  • Grandview

Schedule 6 (60km/h)

We had also proposed raising a section of Mill Street and Hall Street to 60km/h but received significant feedback over concerns for safety in that area. The decision was not to increase the speed limit at this time.  We will work with key stakeholder groups to develop a plan for physical changes to support higher speeds and mitigate crash concerns before again considering this change in the future.

 

 
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