Urban expansion in east Mosgiel has led to a proposal to
reduce speed limits on parts of key district roads to make
The public will soon be able to comment on the Dunedin City
Council's proposal to reduce the speed on parts of Factory Rd
and Wingatui Rd and all of Rutherford Rd.
It was also proposed to cut speed limits on Bruce Rd in
Momona and Friends Hill Rd from 100kmh to 70kmh to make their
limits more consistent with other similar roads in their
The changes were proposed as part of a Dunedin City Speed
Limits Bylaw Amendment 7, which was accepted by the council
this week to go out for public consultation.
Transportation engineer Diana Munster said in a report to
council's planning and regulatory committee last week the
Taieri roads were part of a review of 14 roads to find the
most appropriate, safe speed limit which took into account
safety, road characteristics, road environment, road users,
the level of roadside development.
The speed also had to be consistent with other roads in the
area and with national practice, she said.
While the level of development along the roads was the main
determinant of speed limits, the council could set a
different speed in some situations such as high pedestrian
use or narrow, windy rural roads, she said.
The roads were chosen due to public requests or having
obviously wrong speed limits.
• Factory Rd: 70kmh to 50kmh, (Centre Rd to east
• Wingatui Rd: 70kmh to 50kmh, (Factory Rd to Stedman
• Rutherford Rd: 70kmh to 50kmh
• Bruce Rd, Momona: 100kmh to 70kmh
• Friends Hill: 100kmh to 70kmh