CAW submission on Lowering the Speed Limit in Kelburn & Brooklyn
- Lowering speed limits reduces both frequency and severity of accidents, for all road users, including cyclists.
- In the selected areas, impact on journey times will be minimal, and may improve journey times for vehicles entering from side streets.
- The urban environment in these areas will be improved, encouraging people to walk or bicycle to local shops rather than use motor vehicles, and benefiting local businesses.
- We would advocate for extensions of the 30km/hr area: on Upland Road to the Glenmore Street bridge, making it safer for for students to cycle to Kelburn School, and providing making the narrow bend on Upland road safer for cyclists.