Queen St is 30kmh

Central Leader - - News -

Traf­fic on Queen St will be slow­ing down by the end of Oc­to­ber.

Auck­land City Coun­cil signed off the new 30kmh speed limit at a meet­ing last week.

The new limit will ap­ply from May­oral Drive to Cus­toms St, with the up­per part of Queen St re­main­ing un­af­fected.

The slower limit is in­tended to im­prove pedes­trian and cy­clist safety along the road.

The re­duc­tion from 50kmh to 30kmh will slow top end speeds and make it a much more se­ri­ous of­fence to travel at 60 or 70kmh.

The new limit was ap­proved by the coun­cil’s trans­port com­mit­tee ear­lier this month af­ter it was en­dorsed by all ma­jor stake­hold­ers ex­cept the Au­to­mo­bile As­so­ci­a­tion.

Peo­ple will be no­ti­fied and signs or­gan­ised and the new limit should be in place by the end of Oc­to­ber.

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