Proposed Safer Speed Areas – Huntington and St James Dr areas

Closed 18 Oct 2020

Opened 28 Sep 2020

Feedback updated 22 Dec 2020

We asked

In October 2020 we proposed changing the speed limit on all residential streets within the Huntington and St James areas from 50km/h to 40km/h as part of our ongoing focus on safer streets for all. 

You said

Over 3 weeks we received 58 submissions. Of those, 25 were in support of a reduction of the speed limit from 50km/h to 40km/h on all residential streets within the Huntington and St James areas

We did

The lower 40km/h speed limit was approved at the 1 December Hearings and Engagement Committee meeting. It will come into effect on 5 April 2021.

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Overview

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As part of our ongoing focus on safer streets for all, we’re proposing a speed limit change from 50km/h to 40km/h on all residential streets within the Huntington and St James areas. These areas are indicated on the map above.

The Safer Speed Areas we are proposing support a wider Hamilton City Council project, which will see the implementation of new safer cycling routes for people on bikes in these Huntington areas.

It also 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 Speed Management Plan can be viewed online here

Minor works are also going to be proposed at key locations within these areas to support the lower speed limit. We would like to understand if there are any road safety concerns that you have before we finish developing the concepts for these improvements. Once we have the concepts developed, we will consult with adjoining property owners and residents. We expect this to happen in late October 2020.

Why we are consulting

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 the Council’s Hearings and Engagement Committee which has been rescheduled from 26 November to 1 December 2020.