You are not permitted to download, save or email this image. Visit image gallery to purchase the image.
The Dunedin City Council yesterday voted to go ahead with a consultation that would drop speed limits in central city roads in Dunedin’s city centre and Green Island from 50kmh to 30kmh; Otago Peninsula town centre roads from 50kmh to 40kmh; 15 ‘‘high-risk’’ rural roads from up to 100kmh down to 60kmh; and Scroggs Hill Rd from 100kmh to 80kmh.
Due to a procedural error during yesterday’s infrastructure services and networks committee, the consultation was approved without debate.
But after consultation the new permanent speed limits could come into effect on November 1.
Cr David Benson-Pope earlier argued successfully for inviting submissions for consideration of slower speeds in other streets, which would allow for the public to lobby for lower speed limits in streets council staff had missed during the current process.
Beyond lowering the speed limit in the city’s central business district and Green Island to 30kmh, Broad Bay, Company Bay, The Cove, Harwood, Macandrew Bay, and Portobello could drop to 40kmh, and Allanton, Blackhead, Brighton, Fairfield, Green Island, Halfway Bush, Highcliff, Mt Cargill, North Taieri, Ocean View, Otago Peninsula, Saddle Hill, Tomahawk, Waldronville and Westwood rural roads could drop to 60kmh.
New street names
Ten new Dunedin streets - three new public roads and seven private ways - were given names by the Dunedin City Council’s infrastructure services committee yesterday.
The streets include roads and ways in Dunedin, Mosgiel and Outram.
They are Trudi Pl, a new road off Brooklyn St, Green Island; Redwoods Lane, a private way off 14 Polwarth Rd, Dunedin; Benson Close, a private way off 135 Dukes Rd North, Mosgiel; Nursery Lane, a private way off Epsilon St, Dunedin; MacLeod Ave, a private way off 49 Dalziel Rd, Dunedin; Hawker Lane, a private way off the proposed MacLeod Ave, Dunedin; Rodeo Pl, a new road off Formby St, Outram; Three Kings Court, a new road off Formby St, Outram; and Buckeye Grove, a private way off the proposed Three Kings Court, Outram.