A safer speed limit of 30km/hr has begun in Wynyard Quarter and Viaduct Harbour. Much of the area has had a temporary lower speed limit because of construction work and now this limit has been made permanent.
All of the streets in the area will be reduced to 30km/hr except Hamer Street and Brigham Street, which will remain at 50km/hr. Auckland Transport’s long-term plan includes physical changes to these roads to make them more suitable for a lower speed limit and this will be reviewed in the next few years as the area continues to develop.
Safer for everyone
Auckland Transport's Manager for Walking, Cycling and Road Safety, Kathryn King, says, “We are very encouraged by the consultation we undertook in the area. It received very positive feedback from both people living and working in the Wynyard Quarter and Viaduct Harbour and also people just passing through to enjoy this beautiful part of the city."
"People support keeping each other safe and the reduction in speed, along with the continued education work being done by Auckland Transport and Panuku Development Auckland."
“We also know that lower speeds in any community are good for business through greater visitor numbers and a more vibrant atmosphere.”
Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency have been working together on a new approach to speed management, to create safer and better environments for people walking, cycling and sharing the road space to keep everyone safe.