Proposed Safer Speed Area – Garnett Avenue Area (Forest Lake)

Closed 18 Nov 2021

Opened 21 Oct 2021

Overview

As part of our ongoing focus on safer streets for all, we’re proposing a speed limit change from 50kph to 40kph on all residential streets within the Garnett Avenue area (in Forest Lake). This proposed Safer Speed Area (SSA) is indicated on the map below.

Map of area

The SSA we are proposing here aligns with our Hamilton Speed Management Plan, which is about achieving safe and appropriate speeds to allow residential neighbourhoods to have a safe environment to live and play. 

A copy of the Hamilton Speed Management Plan can be viewed at the bottom of this page under the heading Related.

Minor works are also going to be proposed at key locations within this area to support the lower speed limit. We would like to understand if there are any road safety concerns that you have related to this proposal. Property owners and residents located close to where these works will happen will have an additional letter with more information outlining the proposed works.

Why your views matter

As per our Hamilton Speed Management Plan, a key element of speed management is community input. Hamilton City Council recognised when developing the Hamilton Speed Management Plan that it was crucial to consult with the community to understand their views, and that going forward engagement with the community in advance of any proposed speed management change needs to be maintained.

What happens next?
This information will be presented to Council’s Hearings and Engagement Committee on 9 December 2021.