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Source: Auckland Council

Eight roads in Swanson and Massey will soon have new speed limits that are safe and appropriate for their design.

The Auckland Transport Board of Directors has amended the Speed Limits Bylaw 2019 – which means more safe and appropriate speed limits will come into force next Monday, 31 May in the Swanson and Massey area.

Auckland Transport’s Executive General Manager of Safety, Bryan Sherritt, says this is another way to make Swanson and Massey even safer, following on from changes introduced in June 2020.

“The current speed limits on some of Auckland’s roads are not suitable for existing conditions. Many of our rural roads are twisting, have sharp bends, are hilly, and have narrow unforgiving lanes. Humans are vulnerable and we all make mistakes. The speed of vehicles involved in any crash will determine the outcome of the crash – the lower the speed, the more survivable crashes are when they occur,” Mr Sherritt says.

“No one should have to lose their life simply travelling around our city. The changes continue our work towards our Vision Zero goal of no deaths or serious injuries on our transport system by 2050.

“The roads that are selected are called self-explaining roads – which means drivers already travel at a lower speed due to the road conditions.”

The amendment to the Speed Limits Bylaw 2019 also sees new speed limits unveiled on selected roads in Rodney.

New speed limit signs will be installed prior to Monday 31 May 2021, but will be uncovered on this date.

From Monday 31 May, the new speed limits will be legally enforceable by NZ Police.

Road name

Section of road

Speed limit before 31 May 2021 (km/h)

Speed limit 31 May 2021 onwards (km/h)

Massey:

Birdwood Road

Between Red Hills Road and 190m northwest of Crows Road

100

60

Chamberlain Road

Between Birdwood Road and 950m southwest of Tiriwa Drive

100

60

Mudgeways Road

Entire length of road

100

40

Yelash Road

Entire length of road

100

40

Swanson:

Christian Road

Between 140m south of Swanson Road and 65m southwest of Mettam Drive (UTA boundary*)

80

50

Christian Road

65m southwest of Mettam Drive (UTA boundary) and the southwest end of Christian Road

80

60

O’Neills Road

Between the urban traffic area (UTA)* boundary (being approx. 475m south of Pooks Road) and Drower Road

70

50

O’Neills Road

Between Drower Road and Christian Road

100

60

Tram Valley Road

Between Christian Road and 430m southwest of Christian Road (UTA boundary*)

50

60

Tram Valley Road

Between 430m southwest of Christian Road (UTA boundary) and southwest end of Tram Valley Road

100

60

Welsh Hills Road

Entire length of the road

80

60

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