WCC are calling for submissions on reducing speed limits on Courtenay Place, Manners Street, some side streets and lower Cuba Street.. Do you want to help prepare/present a submission?
Do you have views/arguments - add them to the discussion.
Submissions close 16 July
Wellington City Council would like your views on lowering the speed limit on Courtenay Place, Manners Street, some side streets and lower Cuba Street.
Lowering the speed limit would:
- improve pedestrian - and cycling - safety
- reduce severity of any crashes
- better reflect actual vehicle speeds through these busy shopping and entertainment areas.
If community support is strong for the proposals, the new speed limits may be introduced in early 2011.
In 2006, we lowered the speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h along parts of the Golden Mile. This worked well and reduced the severity of crashes. We would like to see similar safety gains along the rest of the Golden Mile.
The area has a high incidence of road crashes. Over five years (2005/09), there were 298 crashes reported on these roads and 59 people were injured. Forty-one of the crashes involved a pedestrian.
Courtenay Place, Manners Street & Side Streets
There are complex intersections along Courtenay Place and Manners Street. Motorists travelling on side streets need to know in advance that they are entering or leaving an area with slower speeds.
Therefore, we propose also lowering the speed on small sections of several of the side streets. This would give drivers warning to lower their speed through these intersections, improving safety for everyone using them.