Council proposes 34 speed limit changes

Posted on July 23, 2010 by

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Its winter. News is slow on the transport front, and I’m in the middle of a big move hence the lack of  in-depth posts recently. Nevertheless, today there was some interesting news from the Christchurch City Council in regard to a raft of new speed limit proposals around the city. I told you its been slow recently!

Anyway, of some interest are a few inner-city speed reductions (e.g. Poplar St, High St and Worcester Blvd) and reductions in areas where the city has sprawled in recent years (e.g. Buchanans Rd and Harewood Rd). The former is in line with increasing pedestrian priority in parts of the inner-city while the later is a belated response to the ridiculous situation of having 100km/h roads in suburbia!

Here is the full list of proposed speed limit changes to mull over:

Aldwins Road
Option 1: reduce the speed limit from Marlborough Street to Ferry Road from 60 to 50 km/h.
Option 2: increase the speed limit from Marlborough Street to Linwood Avenue from 50 to 60 km/h.
Ash Street – set a speed limit of 10 km/h from Poplar Street to Madras Street.
Barters Road – reduce the speed limit from 100 to 80 km/h on Barters Road from Waterloo Road to Hasketts Road.
Bromley Cemetery – set a speed limit of 10 km/h.
Buchanans Road – reduce the speed limit from 100 to 80 km/h from SH 73 to the Delmaine subdivision.
Buchanans Road – reduce the speed limit from 100 to 70 km/h from the western end of the Delmaine subdivision to the existing 50 km/h.
Cashel Street – set a speed limit of 10 km/h from High Street to Oxford Terrace.
Chattertons Road – reduce the speed limit from 100 to 80 km/h from the Old West Coast Rd to SH 73.
Christchurch Art Gallery Car Park Building Gloucester Street – set a speed limit of 10 km/h in the car park building.
Dawsons Road – reduce the speed limit from 100 to 80 km/h from SH 73 to south of Iveys Road.
Gardiners Road – formalise the location of the 50/80 km/h sign south of Johns Road.
Guys Road – reduce the speed limit from 100 to 80 km/h from School Road to Ryans Road.
Harewood Road – relocate the 50/70 km/h speed limit change to a point 230 metres east generally of  Wooldridge Road.
Hasketts Road – reduce the speed limit from 100 to 80 km/h on Hasketts Road to a point 500 metres north east of Barters Road.
Hasketts Road – reduce the speed limit from 100 to 70 km/h from Buchanans Road to SH 73.
Hasketts Road – reduce the speed limit from 100 to 50 km/h from SH 73 to School Road.
High Street – set a speed limit of 10 km/h from Cashel Street to Hereford Street.
Hussey Road – relocate the 50/70 km/h speed limit change to a point 230 metres south west of Glen Oaks Drive.
Kettlewell Drive – reduce the speed limit from 100 to 80 km/h from Chattertons Road to a point 500 metres east of Chattertons Road.
McLeans Island Road – reduce the speed limit from 100 to 80 km/h from Johns Road to north of Export Drive.
Marshland Road – relocate the 50/70 km/h speed limit change to north of the traffic signals and shopping centre entranceway north of Lake Terrace Road.
Memorial Park Cemetery – set a speed limit of 10 km/h.
Milns Road – reduce the speed limit from 70 to 50 km/h on Milns Road from 30 metres north of Sparks Road to 300 metres east from Halswell Road (State Highway 75)
Mona Vale – set a speed limit of 10 km/h from Fendalton Road to Matai Street East.
Poplar Street – set a speed limit of 10 km/h from Lichfield Street to Tuam Street.
Pound Road – reduce the speed limit from 100 to 70 km/h to a point 100 metres north from SH 73
Pound Road – reduce the speed limit from 100 to 80 km/h from a point 100 metres north of  SH 73 to south of Ryans Road
Pound Road – reduce the speed limit from 100 to 80 km/h from south of SH 73 to south of  Roberts Road.
Ruru Lawn Cemetery – set a speed limit of 10 km/h.
School Road – reduce the speed limit from 100 to 50 km/h from a point 60 metres west of  Hasketts Road, to the existing 50 km/h east of Hasketts Road.
School Road – reduce the speed limit from 100 to 80 km/h from a point 60 metres west of Hasketts Road to the western end.
Sparks Road – relocate the 60/80 km/h speed limit change to a point 440 metres east of Halswell Road.
Summit Road – relocate the 70/100 km/h speed limit change to a point 150 metres west of  Worsleys Road.
Worcester Boulevard – reduce the speed limit from 50 to 30 km/h from Rolleston Avenue to Montreal Street.

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