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Invercargill motorists will need to slow down when driving in shopping areas of the city.
The roading and traffic bylaw 2022, adopted by Invercargill City Council on May, comes into force today, with streets in the inner city, Windsor and South City shopping areas having their speed limits reduced from 50kmh to 30kmh.
Council manager strategic asset planning Russell Pearson said the changes were aimed at making city roads safer for all those travelling, whether in cars, on bicycles or on foot.
"We know this will be a change for our community, but it’s important that drivers are patient and cautious through this adjustment.
"A key aspect of safety on our roads is to respect other road users and pedestrians."
Other speed limit changes will be introduced over the coming months, including new limits for sealed and unsealed roads and variable speed limits for school zones.