Clyde speed limit being discussed
The option to have a 30kmh speed limit in Clyde’s main street is gaining pace.
Speed in Sunderland St between Holloway and Naylor Sts has been an ongoing issue since 2012.
In recent years a speed hump was put in and taken out and giant pot plants were strategically placed to ensure drivers slowed down in an area popular with pedestrians and cyclists.
Other options have been discussed, including banning heavy traffic and converting the street to one-way.
At a Vincent Community Board meeting, Central Otago District Council infrastructure services executive manager Julie Muir updated members.
There was concern around safety as Clyde continued to grow, Muir said.
A stakeholder meeting was held to ‘‘get some agreement’’ around the issues.
‘‘What we want to do is plan ... so we get all the options to do the right thing.’’
The lower speed limit was one of several traffic issues which needed to be considered for inclusion in the 2018 long term plan.
Museum volunteers, from left, Russell Garbutt, Claire Higginson, John Hanning and Linda McLeay.