12 April 2007
The first 14 schools in Hamilton to get 40kph zones will be selected as part of the programme to have all primary and intermediate schools in the city with 40kph zones.
The initial scheme is in partnership with Land Transport New Zealand (LTNZ) and will be implemented in the next financial year 2007/08.
Transport committee chairman Dave Macpherson says that while it is Council’s aim to have all primary and intermediate schools with a 40kph zone, starting with schools deemed as ‘high risk’ is a good start.
“Electronic 40kph zone signs will be installed by the selected schools. The flashing signs are switched on and off by the school during the peak times of school children by the roadside.”
Council [11 April] resolved to accept LTNZ’s offer subject to LTNZ agreeing to fund a promotional and educational campaign in support of the 40kph zones and to undertake a review within the next two years of the current LTNZ rule which bans static signage for school speed zones.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Name: Dave Macpherson
Designation: Transport Committee Chairman
Tel (Direct): 07 838 6438
Mobile: 021 477 388
Name: Curt Christiansen
Designation: Communication Executive
Tel (Direct): 07 838 6803
Mobile: 021 775 651
Fax (Direct): 07 838 6761