Clyde speed limit be­ing dis­cussed

Central Otago Mirror - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - RHYS CHAM­BER­LAIN

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.

RHYS CHAM­BER­LAIN

Mu­seum vol­un­teers, from left, Rus­sell Gar­butt, Claire Hig­gin­son, John Han­ning and Linda McLeay.

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