The Dunedin City Council began consulting residents yesterday
on changes to speed limits in 12 city streets and new 40kmh
variable speed zones during set hours outside five city
Speed limit changes are recommended on John Wilson Ocean Dr,
Logan Park Dr, Magnet St, Factory Rd, Wingatui Rd, Rutherford
Rd, Portobello Rd, St Ronans Rd, Rosehill Rd, Bruce Rd,
Friends Hill Rd and Halfway Bush Rd to make them safer and
more consistent with other speeds in their areas.
Carisbrook School, King's High School, Queen's High School,
Kaikorai Valley College and Wakari School are being
considered for 40kmh variable speed zones.
Transportation engineer Diana Munster said the council had
begun contacting residents on the roads where the speed limit
changes were proposed and had been working closely with the
schools where a variable speed limit was proposed.
A request to reduce the Blackhead Rd speed limit from 80kmh
to 50kmh had been turned down because it fell outside the
scope of the review.
It would be looked at again after a government review of
speed limit-setting legislation was completed in late 2014 or
A request for the speed limit section of Main South Rd
between Sunnyvale and Fairfield to be reduced from 70kmh to
50kmh was also turned down because the current speed limit
was considered appropriate for the present layout and use,