Road Risk

Locals know local roads

As part of our on-going commitment in understanding road risk and improving roads in Hamilton we're engaging with the community on proposed road changes in some areas.  A large part of this work is understanding what the local community thinks about their streets and having a discussion about the work we're proposing.​

Locals know local roads and we'd like to ensure that changes we think will improve safety make sense and are consistent with the way we use our roads for all our activities, such as driving, riding a bike, walking and more.

Road safety and speed management

Want to know more about speed management? Read our Frequently Asked Questions on Road Risk.

There are nine sites around the city that we think need some speed management changes to improve road safety. We've recently taken community feedback on these sites and this will now be collated and used to inform a Statement of Proposal which will be presented to the Hamilton City Council Growth and Infrastructure Committee on 1 August 2017.

The Committee will then make a decision on whether we come back to the community and formally consult on the changes so that they can be implemented by Council via a change to the Speed Limit Bylaw.

WhereWhat's changing
Site 1: Kimbrae Dr – outside Rototuna Junior and Senior High SchoolsProposed 40km/h variable speed limit outside the schools to be operated at the start and end of the school day.
Site 2: North City Road & Borman RdChange temporary 50km/h to a permanent 50km/h for the section of North City Rd between Borman Rd to just north of Bourn Brook Ave. Extend the current 40km/h variable speed limit area to North City Rd to include area outside Hamilton Christian School and further along the eastern end of Borman Rd.
Site 3: Borman Rd and Hare Puke DrProposed 40km/h variable speed limit outside the site of future Sylvester School.
Site 4: Endeavour AveProposed permanent 40km/h speed limit outside Endeavour School.
​Site 5: Te Kowhai Rd EastProposed 50km/h speed limit to have one consistent speed limit along Te Kowhai Rd East.
​Site 6: Rotokauri RdProposed speed limit changes to incorporate future roundabout and for future roads.
​Site 7: Knox StChange speed limit to 30km/h to support future angle parking construction.
​Site 8: Wairere DrMoving the start of the 80km/h north of the Ruakura Rd intersection to be level with the new signage north of the Mitre 10 “on ramp”.
​Site 9: Masters AveProposed to provide authority to Hillcrest High School to control existing 40km/h variable speed limit which will extend hours of operation.

Download detailed maps of the suggested changes (PDF, 1.67MB).

Page reviewed: 16 Jun 2017 9:51am