Signs could slow it down around schools

Hamilton Press - - FRONT PAGE - STAFF RE­PORTERS

Feed­back is be­ing sought by Hamil­ton City Coun­cil on pro­posed changes to im­prove safety on Hamil­ton streets.

The changes in­clude pro­pos­als for vari­able or per­ma­nent speed lim­its of 40kmh out­side some schools.

Hamil­ton City Coun­cil’s trans­port man­ager Ja­son Har­ri­son said the coun­cil was seek­ing feed­back on pro­posed changes in sev­eral streets to bet­ter un­der­stand what the lo­cal com­mu­nity thinks about their lo­cal road­ing network.

‘‘We have iden­ti­fied some changes we can make on our roads that will bet­ter re­flect this chang­ing en­vi­ron­ment and we’d like peo­ple to give their views,’’ he said.

Res­i­dents have un­til June 9 to sub­mit their feed­back. A State­ment of Pro­posal will be pre­sented to the Hamil­ton City Coun­cil Growth and In­fra­struc­ture Com­mit­tee on Au­gust 1.

Res­i­dents can sub­mit their views by vis­it­ing www.hamil­ton.govt.nz/ Road­Risk or roads@hcc.govt.nz. email

POS­SI­BLE ROAD CHANGES:

Pro­posed 40km/h vari­able speed limit out­side the schools to be op­er­ated at the start and end of the school day.

Change temporary 50km/h to a per­ma­nent 50km/h for the sec­tion of North City Rd. Ex­tend the cur­rent 40km/h vari­able speed limit area to North City Rd to in­clude area out­side Hamil­ton Chris­tian School and fur­ther along Bor­man Rd.

Pro­posed 40km/h vari­able speed limit out­side the site of fu­ture Sylvester School.

Pro­posed per­ma­nent 40km/h speed limit out­side En­deav­our School. Pro­posed 50km/h speed limit to have one con­sis­tent speed limit along Te Kowhai Rd East.

Pro­posed speed limit changes to in­cor­po­rate fu­ture round­about and for fu­ture roads.

Change speed limit to 30km/h to sup­port fu­ture an­gle park­ing con­struc­tion.

Mov­ing the start of the 80km/h north of the Ruakura Rd in­ter­sec­tion to be level with the new sig­nage north of the Mitre 10 ‘‘on ramp’’.

Pro­posed to pro­vide author­ity to Hill­crest High School to con­trol ex­ist­ing 40km/h vari­able speed limit which will ex­tend hours of op­er­a­tion.

Kim­brae Dr: Hamil­ton City Coun­cil is seek­ing feed­back on pro­posed speed changes.

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